Philodendron 'Sucre's Slim'

Philodendron 'Sucre's Slim' is a wonderful, almost never seen in collections, very unusual Philodendron. It has been distributed by Dimitri Sucre in Rio in 1989. He called it 'Sucre's Slim'. It is not known whether this plant is a hybrid, culivar or an actual undescribed species, as suggested by some botanists.

Its narrow spear-like foliage is supported by very long petioles. The petiole is terete near the apex but there are are striations on the flattened adaxial surface near the base, the blades hdon't seem to grown larger than 20-25cm nd the petioles are around double the length of the blade. The widest point on the blade is barely 3 cm. This Philodendron grows as a clumping form. It is said it is one of the smallest Philodendron species.

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 'Sucre's Slim'

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  • Name: Philodendron ‘Sucre's Slim’
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:   Chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: Brazil, or possibly Panama.
    Zone: 11-13
    Habitat: unknown
    Height: to 75cm
    Spread: 40cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Medium
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: none recorded

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded