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  Re: Philodendron spiritus-sancti
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2000.10.08 at 20:11:11(5534)
Dear Aroid Friends (and thanks, Denis!),

The explaniation that Denis gives below about the source of the 'true' form
of this plant being obtained in Brazil by the guide who made them wait in
the car is the one I have heard. I wish that others would add to the
story of this remarkable and now legendery plant, as there seems to be more
than one 'clone' out there of this WONDERFUL plant, I have heard of another
clone in I believe California that came from a different trip/source in
Brazil, so there is more to this story!

The plant that the late Dr. Monroe Birdsey grew MAY be the source of and the
reason for all the other faster-growing plants of ANOTHER var. or species of
Philodendron which superfically resembles the REAL one in several features,
but literally grows like a weed, and has LONG internodes. A friend of mine
here in WPB can not GIVE this one away fast enough, and has to use it in his
mulch pile!

Save your pennies for next years auction, friends!



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