Variegated Philodendron
Philodendron ilsemanii

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

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Height:

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Spacing:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

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Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

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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:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Miami, Florida

Stuart, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 5, 2005, miamimax from Miami, FL wrote:

I have never seen Philodendron Illsmanii exhibit yellow or golden colored variegation. The photo is of TRUE Ilsmanii ' Youngii' albo variegata. If there is a similar form with yellow variegation, it would be labeled correctly as Ilsmanii aurea variegata. If there would happen to be an even rarer variegated form exhibiting both yellow AND white variegation, it would be labeled simply as 'Ilsmanii variegata'. The leaves of True Illsmanii 'Youngii' albo variegata have very pointed 'ears' and are wider in the center and come to a point at the bottom, the leaves are not 'rounded'. True Illsmanii is a very rare plant and hard to come by. Oftentimes Philodendron Hastatum albo maculata(?) is sold and identified incorrectly as Illsmanii.

Positive

On Feb 28, 2005, NativePlantFan9 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is a shrubby or viney, beautiful philodendron with spade-shaped, dark green leaves with lighter green splotches and markings on the pointy, ear-shaped leaves. It is variegated.

It can possibly be grown outdoors in zones 10b through 11. It likes to be grown indoors or in a conservatory.

UPDATE - I corrected my information after seeing the below comment.