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PlantFiles: 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)

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

over 40 ft. (12 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

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

Grown for foliage

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:

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive miamimax 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'!

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