Friday, August 27, 2010

Aroid Photo Update

It's been a while since I have posted updates on some of my plants that I've had for a year or two.  So here are some of my Aroids, which are doing quite well:

Aglaonema 'Gold Dust'
Though Aglaonema 'Gold Dust' has not grown a lot, it has recently put out a new offset, which I would prefer over height anyway, since I just have one stalk of it.

Aglaonema 'Royal Ripple'
My Aglaonema 'Royal Ripple' has been putting out many offsets and is now filling the pot rather nicely.  Some of my other Aglaonemas are also doing really well: A. 'Peacock', A. 'BJ Freeman', A. 'Abidjan', and A. 'Silver Bay'

Anthurium barbacoasense
The Anthurium barbacoasense which I brought back from the April meeting of the MidAmerica IAS chapter is growing really well.  I need to figure out a good system for supporting it.  I probably just need to set up a totem for it.  For now, it has been growing leaning against a taller pot for support.  This plant was collected by Dr. Tom Croat in Colombia.

Epipremnum pinnatum v. 'Cebu Blue'
My Epipremnum pinnatum v. 'Cebu Blue' is one of my favorites!  It has been growing very steadily and has latched on to the wood totem I made for it.  Recently this plant was knocked over in a wind storm, which caused me to lose a leaf or two and some of the plant lost its grip on the wood, but the plant was mostly undamaged.  I'm so glad this one is doing well.  You can see from one of the neighboring plants that I am a sucker for this foliage color.  I just love the blue-silver shade.

Monstera obliqua
I've had luck off and on with my Monstera obliqua, but this set of cuttings really took off recently and I gave it a totem to climb, which is going pretty well.  It has produced some very large leaves down at the base of the plant, which I didn't expect.

Philodendron '69686'
My Philodendron '69686' is growing very well.  It has been putting out leaves profusely, one right on top of the other.  According to Steve Lucas, this plant is likely a naturally-occurring hybrid from Brazil.  I'm glad it got out before they clamped down on exports of all plant life!

unknown Philodendron hybrid
My unknown hybrid Philodendron from cuttings at my office has been growing really well and attached to the totem.  It's already taller than the totem I made, so I'll need to come up with something taller or start cutting it back.  It would be neat if I could make a really tall totem for this one and just let it keep growing taller.

Philodendron 'Florida'
This Philodendron was searching for something to climb, so I recently fixed up a totem for this one and have it temporarily attached with string.  I really like the texture of the stems of this plant.  This plant was a gift from Russ Hammer, who told me that it is called Philodendron florida, but I haven't been able to find much information on that name.

Philodendron mayoi - with two happy pups in the background
My crowing glory right now is my Philodendron mayoi.  About 6 months ago I found a really nice piece of wood that was contorted and scarred and it was scheduled for destruction, along with a bunch of other tree limbs.  So I held onto it and waited for the perfect use.  One day I realized it would make a really nice climbing apparatus for one of my Aroids.  And I had just the perfect plant!  The P. mayoi latched on very quickly and has roots wrapping all around this unique branch.  It's a work of art, in my opinion!  I really don't think the pictures do it justice.

Philodedron mayoi
Philodendron 'Rojo'
My Philodendron 'Rojo' hybrid is one of the few Meconostigma self-heading (upright, self-supported, non-climbing) Philodendrons in my collection.  This plant has been growing slow and steady since I got it sometime last year.

Philodendron bipinnatifidum
The other Meconostigma Philodendron in my collection has not been identified.  For a while I was calling it Philodendron selloum, but I don't think that name is valid.  I believe it is actually Philodendron bipinnatifidum.  My plant has stayed about the same size since I got it in a trade about 3 years ago.  It puts out new leaves and loses old ones, but stays about the same size.

Philodendron tortum
My Philodendron tortum is one of my newer plants.  It has been growing really well.  I will have to set up a totem for it soon.  I guess that will make it a "tortum totem."

Syngonium wendlandii

Syngonium wendlandii is probably the most attractive Syngonium that I have ever seen.  This plant, like my other Syngoniums, really likes water.


  1. Your Philodendron mayoi really is a work of art! Everyone that's seen it in person has been wowed by its awesomeness! Your aroids ARE doing really well! Yea for greenhouses, fence totems and your green thumb!

  2. Philodendron selloum is a synonym for bipinnatifidum.

    I LOVE the P.tortum! realy amazing leaves!
    where did you find one?

    I have a plant similar to your P.'Rojo' called P.'Congo'
    it is a lighter green form of it with only a little red.

    Love the Aglaonemas!

  3. Thanks for the tour of your plants. I might have some items you could use at totems, too. Love the silvery blue leaves!!

  4. Thanks for sharing!

    But what I wanna know do you know what plants you have, the name and how to grow them?
    My local supermarket sells plants but they are just labelled generically as "potted plants"