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Sent: Monday, January 08, 2007 6:30
Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Philodendron
Dear Steve and
Yes, Monstera dubia definitely changes from its shingled, mottled juvenile
forms to the preadult, solid green leaves and never reverts back.
Monstera dubia is also charateristically very warty on the adult
Tom Croat, P. A.
Schulze Curator of Botany
Missouri Botanical Garden
299, St. Louis, Missouri
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January 07, 2007 6:02 PMTo:
Discussion of aroidsSubject: Re: [Aroid-l] Philodendron
Just traded brief emails with Dr. Croat.
Hopefully we can get his input on these
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January 07, 2007 12:37 PM
[Aroid-l] Philodendron Help
But wouldnt M. dubia change to an all green color (w/o variegation) if it
was in its in-between stage, as in in between juv. and adult? Ive
grown "silver queen" up Greenhouse walls and it never seems to change much
other than leaves getting a little larger. The pics Ive seen of M.
dubia show it change from its shingling stage (with appressed, variegated
leaves) to its adult forms fairly quickly with only a few of the "in-between
stage" leaves. I can definately see how these can be confused
though. Does anyone out there know what the juvenile form of M.
siltepecana look like? I have 2 plants both labled M. siltepecana,
both are very similar but one form is much lighter in variegation with
almost light green markings instead of white. My Monstera dubia has
almost rounded variegated leaves that are appressed. Very
interesting conversation, at least for me. Harry is right, some
of these Monsteras are hard to get names on, especially since alot of us
dont have the room to grow them to mature size.
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