Philodendron
Philodendron esmeraldense

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Epiphytes

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Miami, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 13, 2008, ExoticRainforest from Siloam Springs, AR wrote:

Philodendron esmeraldense is quite uncommon in the wild. It is known to exist only in the vicintity of a small town called Lita in the northern part of Ecuador. Dr. Croat believes it may exist in the southern part of Colombia as well but so far no evidence of the plant in that part of the country has been found. As of February, 2008 the species is not published. Thus it should not be used in italics as a published scientific name. It will however be published, likely later this year, and will officially be known as Philodendron esmeraldense Croat. Blades are thought to grow to approximately 30 inches (76cm) and the plant is terrestrial, epiphytic and also grows on stone. Dr. Croat has allowed me to read the unfinished scientific description and this plant is destined to be one serio... read more