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#1 User is offline   islaverde 

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:53 AM

This is not to be confused with Philodendron gigas. Another biggie but pic shows a baby plant. Elwingo where r you?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/motane/philogiganteum-1.jpg
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:58 AM

Nice one! I have Philo mamei but this seems bigger and nicer!
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 05:32 PM

this one's really nice! thank goodness you have been posting large plants that I can't grow at home :blush:/> *phew*

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 05:50 PM

GULP.....another poison..isla..if u have space for just a couple of big showy philo or monstera, which one will u grow? and pls dont recommend brazilian highland types even though u can fly SQ to sao paulo now...
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 09:19 PM

since you asked elwingo, you shall receive

for me, I would stretch out my hands for the following...

white marbling on leaves:

Philodendron sodiroi
http://www.ceapdesig...ron_sodiroi.jpg

Giant leaves:
Philo giganteum or gigas (this one is super rare)

Mahjong cloth:
Philo andreanum or Philo melanochrysum
http://www.beautiful...lanochrysum.jpg

Cathedral stained glass when viewed through sunlight:
Philo verrucosum
http://farm1.static...._78e7c2170f.jpg

If you have cash to cough up...
Philo spiritu-sancti
http://www.brazilpla...ritu-sancti.jpg
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:26 PM

looking at the pics, i just had an OMG moment

i like spiritu-sancti for the way it flops gracefully down like what u would expect the holy spirit to do. verrucosum is just exquisitely beautiful.

time to go a-looking in our nurseries but i seriously doubt i'll be able to find any of these recommended ones.. i'll keep all posted if i find anything interesting...
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:24 PM

View Postelwingo, on 16 February 2011 - 05:26 PM, said:

looking at the pics, i just had an OMG moment

i like spiritu-sancti for the way it flops gracefully down like what u would expect the holy spirit to do. verrucosum is just exquisitely beautiful.

time to go a-looking in our nurseries but i seriously doubt i'll be able to find any of these recommended ones.. i'll keep all posted if i find anything interesting...


you may just find something.. keep trying. :)/>
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:02 AM

saw this near my house

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5296/5450606371_b971380f66.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5172/5450605965_bfbae74e24.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/5450605597_75d2401de4.jpg
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:08 AM

beautiful shots dinosaurr! that is Epipremnum pinnatum
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:22 AM

View Postdinosaurr, on 17 February 2011 - 12:02 AM, said:



http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/5450605597_75d2401de4.jpg

is it true Epipremnum pinnatum flowers only rarely? i wonder if the fruits are edible like Monstera deliciosa
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:42 PM

I think philos must have yummy leafs ... the butterflies love laying eggs on them. No shortage of caterpillars on this one.


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5295/5452225189_8bc29c26bf_b.jpg


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5217/5452235437_9b9b6d2529_b.jpg

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:45 PM

View Postelwingo, on 17 February 2011 - 10:22 AM, said:

is it true Epipremnum pinnatum flowers only rarely? i wonder if the fruits are edible like Monstera deliciosa


no, I think they flower very easily.. just think of why they seem to be colonising alot of trees on this island.
I have heard of some people say its edible and used for cancer treatment.. definitely I wont try it myself!
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:47 PM

Daddel, aroids are favorites for the sphinx moths. Look out for these catepillars:

http://cache2.artpri...e-eye-spots.jpg
http://www.birds-n-g...caterpillar.jpg
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:40 PM

View Postislaverde, on 17 February 2011 - 01:47 PM, said:

Daddel, aroids are favorites for the sphinx moths. Look out for these catepillars:

http://cache2.artpri...e-eye-spots.jpg
http://www.birds-n-g...caterpillar.jpg



Thanks ... I see this one quite frequently in the garden :(/>


http://www.birds-n-garden.com/butterfly/wlsm_caterpillar.jpg
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:29 PM

View PostDaddel, on 17 February 2011 - 02:40 PM, said:

Thanks ... I see this one quite frequently in the garden :(/>


http://www.birds-n-garden.com/butterfly/wlsm_caterpillar.jpg


i once found this caterpillar under my money plant.... looks kinda diferent...

http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Giant%20Caterpillar/P1200431.jpg
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Giant%20Caterpillar/P1200429.jpg
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Giant%20Caterpillar/P1200425.jpg
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Giant%20Caterpillar/P1200432.jpg
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:10 PM

View Postislaverde, on 17 February 2011 - 01:45 PM, said:

no, I think they flower very easily.. just think of why they seem to be colonising alot of trees on this island.
I have heard of some people say its edible and used for cancer treatment.. definitely I wont try it myself!


yes i heard from older folks that the leaves are anti-cancer too. they call this longbaiheen..i think. my hokkien i return to SAF already haha
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 11:50 PM

View Postaaatop, on 17 February 2011 - 10:29 PM, said:

http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Giant%20Caterpillar/P1200425.jpg


ARGHH! ARRRGGHHH! they give me goosepimples!

i'm ok with cockroaches, snakes, beetles... but urgh can't cope with soft slimy stuff like slugs, snails and caterpillars! urgh!
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 07:41 AM

View Postdinosaurr, on 18 February 2011 - 11:50 PM, said:

ARGHH! ARRRGGHHH! they give me goosepimples!

i'm ok with cockroaches, snakes, beetles... but urgh can't cope with soft slimy stuff like slugs, snails and caterpillars! urgh!


yes, they are kinda gross.. some of these 'soft' things even come with lotsa spines and hair that will cause a skin outbreak.

snails and slugs are ok lah.. the other day i just spotted slug and it met its end with a pinch of salt.
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 05:27 AM

gidday Calvin , your pictured giganteum , mmmm is it climbing up something yet ?
If not it will be pastazanum a terrestrial creeper ... just saw your comment on my facebook album again .
And decided to check up on Philodendron giganteum.
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 08:52 AM

View PostMichaelP, on 02 April 2011 - 05:27 AM, said:

gidday Calvin , your pictured giganteum , mmmm is it climbing up something yet ?
If not it will be pastazanum a terrestrial creeper ... just saw your comment on my facebook album again .
And decided to check up on Philodendron giganteum.


It doesn't seem to like to climb... it is in fact becoming very stout from a tiny weeny offset I got from a friend.
Hopefully it turns out to be pastazanum (from the pattern of its leaves) but it could be anything goes where some juvenile aroids are concerned.
I really haven't seen correct pic of giganteum... most of them on the web are hybrids.
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