Aroids forum: Does this look like Philodendron 'Moonlight'?

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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Mar 11, 2012 12:18 AM CST
I just got this plant and I'm hoping to ID it. The name in Spanish on it was 'Cascara de Sandia' or Watermelon Rind but on a tip in the tropicals forum I found pictures of Philodendron 'Moonlight' that certainly looks like it.


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tropicbreeze
Mar 12, 2012 2:34 PM CST
Looks like no one so far knows. I can only say what was said on the other thread. I have the one called "Prince of Orange" but haven't seen this one before.
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Plays in the sandbox Dog Lover Cat Lover
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extranjera
Mar 12, 2012 3:56 PM CST
I no longer think it is 'Moonlight'. The plant is upstairs and the computer downstairs so I needed to go up and look closer. There is no red on the stem, the older leaves that are green do have a sort of watermelon pattern and are much lighter than the pictures of 'Moonlight'. PLus, 'Moonlight' is apparently a relatively new hybrid and it's unlikely I'd find that here. I took some more pictures, hopefully someone will recognize it.


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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Plays in the sandbox Dog Lover Cat Lover
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extranjera
Mar 13, 2012 10:07 PM CST
I was back at the nursery today and they also have a similar philodendron that has very orange new leaves. I wonder, is this the Prince of Orange that you have?


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tropicbreeze
Mar 14, 2012 12:35 AM CST
Yes, those are like my Prince of Orange.

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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Plays in the sandbox Dog Lover Cat Lover
Image
extranjera
Mar 14, 2012 12:58 PM CST
I'm thinking that I will make room in one of the areas that I'm converting from sun loving plants to shade loving plants and perhaps have both of them in there. Now that the fish tail palm has gotten large enough to shade that whole area, I've taken out some huge bird of paradise and I'm looking at how I want to use it.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

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tropicbreeze
Mar 17, 2012 7:07 PM CST
Mine gets bright light all day but some filtered sun morning and middle of day. Mid afternoon it's full shade to the end of the day. It's a slow grower. I was expecting it to have started up the stump it's growing beside but nothing yet.

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