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  Re: [aroid-l] Philo cold hardiness and O/T Cyclanthaceae ID
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2002.10.12 at 12:08:49(9531)
Dear Adam,

>>Here in northern peninsular Florida, Philodendron bipinnatifidum/selloum
normally recovers very quickly after the harder freezes we experience
each year defoliate it. The thick "trunks" never seem to be damaged, and
new growth sprouts from the crown in early spring, and by late spring,
the plant is full again. What makes this plant this cold tolerant? Does
its native range extend into areas or altitudes that recieve occasional
frosts? Or is it the thick trunk that protects it? If the latter is the
case, would other self-heading Philodendrons fare just as well here in
zone 8? Has anyone experimented with species like P. goeldii and P.

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