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Posted 19 April 2006 - 02:18 PM

Folks,

My Philo is flowering. Each spathe is about a foot long.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e79/mmlim/Philo-CU2.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e79/mmlim/PhiloCU1.jpg

And here it is, seen in context against the whole plant :

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e79/mmlim/Philo-whole.jpg
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Posted 19 April 2006 - 03:29 PM

hey mm. it looks lovely. usually we dont get these babies flower here. yup. its a selloum (syn. bipinatifidum). the swiss chese plant (monstera deliciosa) has similar looking blooms, only in a pale cream. nothing compared to yours!
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Posted 19 April 2006 - 08:34 PM

Wow!! I didn't know they bloom. May I know what sort of conditions you have for them? Thanks!
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Posted 19 April 2006 - 10:26 PM

You know something - I hope it's flowers. It could turn out to be new leaves as well. I don't know anymore. :confused:

It's one of those plants you see day-in, day-out, and take for granted.

I didn't think they bloom as well, but thought I would google it, and found out these guys do bloom. And when I climbed up to take a closer look, I found what looked like the shrivelled remains of a flowering spathe.

Anyway, I'll know for sure in the next few days. Will update.

Regarding conditions - nothing special. It's growing on the side of my disused waterfall. It gets sun half 3/4s of the day. I don't water, or feed it. Just an occasional trim when the leaves get in the way of human passage. It probably gets it's food from the decomposing leaves that fall from the trees and gather at the surface of the slope. In other words, culture strategy is benign neglect. :grin:
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Posted 23 April 2006 - 09:14 AM

That's a beautiful specimen, proves that even with 'neglect' a plant can thrive as long as the location is right. Like real estate developers always say, 'location, location, location...'
Is it an old plant?
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 06:17 PM

Missed catching the flower in bloom the last time. It's blooming again, this time at a more accessible height. The whole thing, from tip to base of flower, is about 14 inches tall.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e79/mmlim/PhilodendronFlower.jpg
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 06:22 PM

Waah..beautiful..too large for me to keep though. DO they flower often?
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 11:43 PM

View Postlimxuanhong, on Sep 4 2006, 06:22 PM, said:

DO they flower often?

Don't know really. Never took much notice - but it's been a 4mth interval since I first too serious notice of the previous flowering.
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Posted 05 September 2006 - 09:34 AM

Ok...I never knew this plant could produce such nice flowers
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Posted 06 September 2006 - 01:20 PM

OMG wonderful! Ure garden?!!!! <_< Not fair............ :P/> :lol:/>

Have it set fruits? I saw the philo fruit before. The spadix swell up and look like an elongated buah salak. Taste also something like that crunchy mixture or pineapple and banana.

Btw Monstera fruit also can eat - thats why is called DELICIOSA :lol:/>
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Posted 06 September 2006 - 02:00 PM

View Posthunkebun, on Sep 6 2006, 01:20 PM, said:

Have it set fruits? I saw the philo fruit before. The spadix swell up and look like an elongated buah salak. Taste also something like that crunchy mixture or pineapple and banana.

Have you tasted before? :D/>

Are all philo fruits edible?

MM, do the flowers come with a strong fragrance? Maybe you can bring some for us to try during the gathering next Sat provided it is edible. :P/>
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Posted 06 September 2006 - 04:10 PM

View Posthunkebun, on Sep 6 2006, 01:20 PM, said:

Have it set fruits? Taste also something like that crunchy mixture or pineapple and banana.
Btw Monstera fruit also can eat - thats why is called DELICIOSA

Have not seen it set fruit. Maybe it needs a natural pollinator which is not present.

I thought it was the Monstera fruit that tastes like pineapple/banana mix. I didn't know the Philos set fruit, let alone edible!.

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Are all philo fruits edible?
Maybe you can bring some for us to try during the gathering next Sat provided it is edible.

If it's anything like the the Monstera, then it'll be quite a few weeks before the fruit sets and ripens. :D/>
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Posted 06 September 2006 - 05:32 PM

Yeah...how to pollinate monstera? :o/>
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Posted 06 September 2006 - 07:52 PM

View Postlimxuanhong, on Sep 6 2006, 05:32 PM, said:

Yeah...how to pollinate monstera? :o/>


They use a soft brush to brush the spadix. I've eaten philo and monstera fruit. Nxt time I come across I make sure I take pic. i have also eaten thaumatococcus fruit. Anyone tried?
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Posted 06 September 2006 - 08:08 PM

Hunkebun, I've done some googling, and all references to edible spadixes refer to the monstera, and not to the philo selloum. Some refer to the monstera as the split-leaf philo. And their descriptions of taste of the monstera fruit matches what you said about the philo fruit - banana/pineapple mix.

So could you have mixed the 2 up? Don't want to be drooling in vain. :D/>

In fact, top tropicals identify it as the Philodendron pertusum.
http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/garden_cat...amp;namesonly=1

http://hort.ufl.edu/shrubs/MONDELA.PDF#sea...%20%2Bedible%22

http://www.plantofth...g/week236.shtml
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Posted 06 September 2006 - 08:17 PM

I never mix-up unforgettable stuff :P/> :D/> Philo fruit more stringy and 'kelat' - chalky tasting. Monstera fruit more 'fleshy' basically flavour is the same for all fruiting aroids. Anthurium fruit I dare not try yet though the ggrower say is nice. Aglaonema fruit is poisonous.

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 09:09 AM

View Posthunkebun, on Sep 6 2006, 07:52 PM, said:

I've eaten philo and monstera fruit. Nxt time I come across I make sure I take pic. i have also eaten thaumatococcus fruit. Anyone tried?

Wow! You are very adventurous. Eating philo fruits. So are all philo fruits edible? :P/> So far what are the philo species that you have tasted? How do you manage to have access to their fruits? :blink:/>
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Posted 07 September 2006 - 09:27 AM

View Postboonboon, on Sep 7 2006, 09:09 AM, said:

Wow! You are very adventurous. Eating philo fruits. So are all philo fruits edible? :P/> So far what are the philo species that you have tasted? How do you manage to have access to their fruits? :blink:/>


I have pple in places who will call me when they see stuff like this. The Philo fruit we got was not Pselloum, is another S AMerican plant with large Maroon heart-shaped leaves. Nxt time got, I call u, u want?

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 09:40 AM

View Posthunkebun, on Sep 7 2006, 09:27 AM, said:

I have pple in places who will call me when they see stuff like this. The Philo fruit we got was not Pselloum, is another S AMerican plant with large Maroon heart-shaped leaves. Nxt time got, I call u, u want?

Yes please. :D/> See your pm. How do you describe the taste of philo fruits? Sweet? Sour?
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Posted 25 September 2006 - 02:56 PM

Philo fruit more stringy and 'kelat' - chalky tasting. Sweet n tough.

My fren just send this pic. Supposed to take for you, Boonboon to eat. But a bit late lar - wld have rotted by now. Will try to get again:
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k226/hun.../philofruit.jpg

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