Philodendron sodiroi

Philodendron sodiroi N.E.Br. is a very attractive, distinctly glaucous scandent aroid with very prominent silver markings on juvenile leaves which fade on more mature foliage. Leaf blades are ovate to cordate with a light green margin, midrib lighter than blade. Petioles are subterete to terete, green to red (especially on emerging new foliage), often conspicuosly warty.

It is a moderatly fast grower and will climb given suitable support.

Often sold in the hobby as 'Philodendron sodiroi x ornatum' which is an incorrect name.

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 sodiroi

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  • Name: Philodendron sodiroi N.E.Br.
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:   scandent chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
    Zone: 12-13
    Habitat: reported from low elevations
    Height: to 3 m
    Spread: to 150cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: not officialy published ( Gard. Chron., n.s., 19: 510, 1883

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded