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.
Name: Philodendron sodiroi N.E.Br.
Type: herbaceous evergreen
Form: scandent chamaephytes
Native Range: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
Habitat: reported from low elevations
Height: to 3 m
Spread: to 150cm
Sun: Part shade
Tolerate: Semi Shade
Taxon identifiers: not officialy published ( Gard. Chron., n.s., 19: 510, 1883
Synonyms: no synonyms recorded