Philodendron
Philodendron 'Lynette'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Philodendron (fil-oh-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Lynette

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

Unknown - Tell us

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Loxahatchee, Florida

Miami, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 30, 2010, ExoticRainforest from Siloam Springs, AR wrote:

Philodendron Lynette is actually the species Philodendron campii Croat published In the International Aroid Society journal Aroideana volume 27 pages 38-60, in 2004 by aroid botanist Dr. Tom Croat of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

The name Lynette appears to have first appeared in A.B. Graf's Exotica 3 in 1963. Where he arrived at that name is unknown. It was once considered a hybrid of Philodendron elaphoglossoides Schott and Philodendron wendlandii Schott (Bailey & Bailey, 1976) but the species is not a hybrid and is often found in portions of South America.

One of the purported parents, P. wendlandii is restricted to Central America and P. elaphoglossoides is a rather rare species that does not occur within the natural range of Philodendron campii . ... read more