Philodendron corsinianum x

Philodendron corsinianum x is a gorgeous and very rarely offered for sale hybrid, thought to be the first man-made philodendron hybrid. Created in the 1880’s at the public gardens of ‘La Cascine’ in Florence, Italy and named after Prince Corsini. It is said to be a hybrid of Philodendron verrucosum and Philodendron pinnatifidum. It grows enormous. Its leaves are wide, cordate, very ornamental and luminous with undulate margins.

From the Modern Latin genus name Philodendron (Schott, 1830), from Greek philodendron, neuter of philodendros "loving trees," from philo- "loving" (see philo-) + dendron "tree" (from PIE *der-drew-, from root *deru- "to be firm, solid, steadfast," also forming words for "wood, tree"). The plant so called because it clings to trees.

 

 

Philodendron corsinianum x

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  • Name: Philodendron corsinianum x
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Epiphytic chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range:  hybrid/ cultivar
    Zone: 11-13
    Habitat: hybrid/ cultivar
    Height: to 3-4m
    Spread: 100-200cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: hybrid/ cultivar

    Synonyms: hybrid/ cultivar