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Oct 20, 2019 9:13 AM CST
|I was hoping someone could help me identify this plant. Seems like a blushing philodendron, but mine isn't red. I will need to build some kind of scaffolding as it keeps climbing, but has no where to go! Can I propagate leaves/stems? And any resources on scaffolding, trimming and propagating would be a great help
Oct 20, 2019 9:50 AM CST
|Hmm, all I can say is it's a philodendron.
Perhaps @Gina1960 can give you a better answer!
Maybe we should get a second opinion...
Oct 20, 2019 11:42 AM CST
|It looks to me very like Philodendron erubescens 'Green Emerald'. This is a counterpart to the 'Red Emerald' and also to 'King of Spades' and a few others. If you want to keep it as big as it is, I would suggest making a large totem out of either a nice STURDY TALL piece of ornamental driftwood, or making a totem with a 4+ diameter PVC pipe wrapped with something like coir matting or burlap in several layers and tied round with that indestructible stuff they use to tie the Christmas tree onto your car.
If you do not want to keep it that large You can certainly cut the stem just above one of the leaves, and plant the stem and any adventitious roots back into the pot to make it fuller.
But you need to be prepared that this is a rampant climber and you will have to undertake this operation more than once in the future.
You can also give cuttings away to your friends who like plants or trade them with others for different plants.
@plantladylin do you agree that this is most likely Green Emerald?
There are a lot of P. erubescens hybrids, I only have one because it is the only one I have space for (I have King of Spades). I have had it for years and years, at least 10, and have had to cut it back many times to keep it contained under 12 feet in height (in my greenhouse).
These are the leaves of mine, new leaves are blood red, which fade to green as they age. If I didn't like this plant so much it would be history because its a bit of a monster. New red leaf
New leaf hardened off and reverting color
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Oct 20, 2019 11:55 AM CST
|Gina, my those are gorgeous leaves! LOL, I have no idea which Philodendron is in Lisat13's photo. I had a Blushing Philodendron (Philodendron erubescens) once and may still have one around here somewhere but I've never even heard of one by the name of 'Green Emerald'.
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