Philodendron 'Dean McDowell' (gloriosum x pastazanum)

Philodendron 'Dean McDowell' is a wonderful hybrid of Philodendron gloriosum André and Philodendron pastazanum K.Krause created in 1988 by John Banta and named after his close friend. The hybrid is Philodendron pastazanum dominant. Petioles are sub-terete. New leaf blades emerge with a pink hue adaxial side and prominently pinkish abaxial side. Mature leaf blades appear somewhat quilted and secondary lateral veins are not really visible. The adaxial surface of the leaf blades feels very slightly velvety to touch and is satin, not glossy.

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 'Dean McDowell' (gloriosum x pastazanum)

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  • Name: Philodendron 'Dean McDowell'  (a hybrid of Philodendron gloriosum André and Philodendron pastazanum K.Krause)
    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