Friday, July 1, 2011

Correction: Pinellia seedlings

Yesterday I posted about my recent adventures into growing aroids from seed.  I told you that I've had luck with a couple of different species of Anthurium and Philodendron, but that the Pinellia seeds I got from Derek didn't germinate.  Boy was I wrong!

The Pinellia seeds hadn't done anything noticeable as of last week, so I started making use of those pots by thinning out my Philodendron seedlings and transplanting some in there.  Then, earlier this week I noticed there were some big (relatively-speaking) cordate leaves in the pots that originally housed the Pinellias.  I did consciously notice that those leaves were only in the pots where the Pinellia seed were, but I was thinking it might be some interesting phenomenon concerning my transplanting of the Philodendron seedlings.  I didn't think it could possibly be the Pinellias.

Pinellia seedlings
My now-community pot of Philodendron (small leaves) and Pinellia (large cordate leaves) seedlings.
Thankfully, Derek didn't put both in the same pot, so he knows for certain that the seedlings which came up for him this week are Pinellias.  And now I know, too!  So, I knew I had Philodendrons, and I thought I didn't have Pinellias.  So I used the Pinellia pots for my Philodendrons, then noticed some of my Philodendrons looked different, only to find that my different-looking Philodendrons were actually Pinellias!  Got that?


  1. All I can say is viva la diferencia!

  2. Hooray! I was *this* close to giving up on the Pinellias, too. Good thing I'm a keen procrastinator.