Philodendron 'Splendid' (verrucosum x melanochrysum)

Philodendron 'Splendid' (verrucosum x melanochrysum) is a stunning hybrid between two beautiful species: Philodendron verrucosum L.Mathieu ex Schott and Philodendron melanochrysum Linden & André. It is a herbaceous vine and will climb, given suitable support. Petioles are terete, leaf blades are cordate, dark green and conspicously veloutinous and slightly tinged red.

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 'Splendid' (verrucosum x melanochrysum)

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  • Name:Philodendron 'Splendid' (verrucosum x melanochrysum)
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Scandent chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range:  hybrid
    Zone: 11-13
    Habitat: hybrid
    Height: to 2-3m
    Spread: 100cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: none (hybrid)

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded (hybrid)