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philodendres
Oct 8, 2019 10:24 PM CST
Hello all; I recently bought this as a "Blushing Philodendron" (P. erubescens) in Florida. However, I am quite positive it is not that.
I have some inclination as to it being a P. subincisum/wilsonii, as one of these is being sold in another nursery near me. This and the many shared characteristics are my only leads, but I am no expert and would love some help in properly identifying this baby.
Attached are several pictures, though more can be taken.
Thanks for anything in advance.



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Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
Oct 9, 2019 6:17 PM CST
Wow, nice find! Thumbs up

As with many aroids, Philodendron leaves can be variable but I agree, it's definitely not Blushing Philodendron (Philodendron erubescens)

I'm not familiar with Philodendron (Philodendron subincisum) but here's a photo from our database for comparison:




Hopefully those more familiar with Philodendrons will be along soon with suggestions to an exact ID.
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philodendres
Oct 9, 2019 6:51 PM CST
@plantladylin thank you very much for the information! What makes it a better find was that is was only $8! :D

As an update, I have been told by two knowledgeable folk that it may also be a Philodendron giganteum. Attached is a picture of one for comparison.

I am still stuck between the P. subincisum/"wilsonii" and the P. giganteum.

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plantladylin
Oct 9, 2019 6:56 PM CST
Giant Philodendron (Philodendron giganteum) does also looks similar to your plant.

@Gina1960 is knowledgeable about Aroids, perhaps she will have some suggestions.
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Gina1960
Oct 11, 2019 6:32 AM CST
Well, there are some ways to tell. A description of Philodendron subincisum by Dr. Thomas Croat in the literature from the IAS says the following:
Subincisum is from Mexico; 'wilsonii' is an invalid name. The petioles of subincisum max out at about 26 inches, and are terete at the attachment. Their coloration is a medium green that turns tan then reddish. True subincisum was, at the time that the article was written, considered rare. It was initially collected in Mexico for typing in 1965, and was only re-collected one time after that from natural habitat. Some plants observed since that time are believed to by hybrids. It does climb. The inflo has 2 per leaf axil, the sheath is a medium green, the spathe is a maroon purple outside and a bright cherry red inside. The spadix is hooded and does not show.

P. giganteum is not a climber. It has a petiole that is longer than its leaf blade. The spathe tube is bright red.

I think you might have to grow it a bit and see what it does to be able to differentiate it. Does it climb or not? What do its inflorescences look like? It may not be evident just from photos what it is. There are a lot of philos that look like that to be honest. Looking at your photos it really does look like it is going to climb, all those roots in that container!
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