Philodendron plowmanii

Philodendron plowmanii Croat ined. is yet to be officially published. It is a stunning terrestial  Philodendron with quilted foliage and undulate-winged petioles. Stem istem creeping, petioles are D-shaped, brown convex adaxially, rounded abaxially, finely striate-lineate adaxially, sparsely pale-lineate abaxially, broadly winged along upper margin, wing undulate, purplish violet toward apex. Leaf blades subcoriaceous, dark green and semiglossy, much paler and semiglossy below; midrib flat and concolorous above, dark green and convex below; primary lateral veins deeply quilted-sunken above, round-raised and matte below; minor veins moderately distinct, darker. It is a very variable species.

A very fast and easy grower.

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 plowmanii

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  • Name: Philodendron plowmanii Croat ined.
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:   Chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range:  Ecuador and Peru
    Zone: 12-13
    Habitat: at 975 to 1500 m
    Height: to 120cm
    Spread: 100-600cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: none, not yet published

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded