Philodendron
Philodendron imbe 'Albo-Maculata'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Philodendron (fil-oh-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: imbe
Cultivar: Albo-Maculata
Additional cultivar information:(aka Whipple Way)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 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:

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 28, 2005, miamimax from Miami, FL wrote:

This is a 'sport' of Philo Imbe albo variegata gone crazy with too much variegation and seems stable producing the very white leaves with small speckles of green variegation and if grown in bright light with pink overtones. Older leaves eventually fading to light green, thus providing enough chlorophyll to nourish the plant. This and other occasional philo 'albo variegatas' sporting this somewhat stable trait are called "ghosts". I have Imbe albo variegata, Emerald Queen albo variegata, & Philo X 'Florida' albo variegata produce these stable 'ghosts' and not revert back to the albo variegata patterning. Whether or not they would be considered separate cultivars is up to the 'pros'!