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Montreal, Quebec, Canada..
PlantCentral
May 5, 2020 5:07 PM CST
hello there...
certainly hope that everyone is safe and well...
I am puzzled! a co-worker has a plant in her office and when I am looking at it, I can't identify it though it looks familiar. I photographed it one day and on my PC it resembled a rubber tree, but I don't think it is...
the leaves are different...the stalks are different...
And so, you guys gave me helpful information 6 months ago when I had mealy bug on one of my clivias..
Can anyone identify this plant..?
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Thank you..and continue to be safe...all of you..
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
May 5, 2020 6:02 PM CST
It looks like a self-heading Philodendron but I don;t know which one
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada..
PlantCentral
May 6, 2020 7:57 PM CST
I don't know how to reply to Gina 1960, but I am not sure ...unless I can see a photo of the type of philodendron...The leaves of "my" plant are so much thicker than the average "phil"...
Anyway...I will start looking at "phil" photos...but here is my plant again...(I do however, appreciate your suggestion and I hope I find it...)

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Name: John
Pomona/Riverside CA (Zone 9a)
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May 6, 2020 8:43 PM CST
It's a philodendron, really. Honest. I promise.
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
May 7, 2020 6:02 AM CST
It looks like Philodendron Imperial Green to me. Fairly common self heading variety often sold in box stores with Moonlight, Prince of Orange, McColley's Finale and Rojo Congo
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Name: Gina
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Gina1960
May 7, 2020 6:03 AM CST
But it could be another self heading green philo. There are so many
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Hamwild
May 7, 2020 8:38 AM CST
Gina1960 said:But it could be another self heading green philo. There are so many


Could it be a hybrid? I know nothing about the self heading ones, but I know some plants easily cross pollinate, so that could throw a wrench in it too!
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
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Gina1960
May 7, 2020 8:41 AM CST
Most of the self heading philos on the market are hybrids, most of the popular ones are McColley hybrids, there are a couple of other people who hybridized some back in the day.
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Hamwild
May 7, 2020 8:50 AM CST
Cool!
Montreal, Quebec, Canada..
PlantCentral
May 7, 2020 7:19 PM CST
Thank you ALL....
I guess here in Montreal I have never really seen this in any place where I buy my plants...
My apartment is currently "in bloom" with my 4 foot begonia spraying its foliage like a cherry tree....4 orchids are in full bloom as is my pilea involucrata....but I am so fascinated by this philodendron...so different than its common simple green-leaf "trailer"..

Anyway, appreciate all the information - Hamwild, Gina, and CPP Gardener..! THANK YOU!!
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plantmanager
May 7, 2020 7:28 PM CST
It sounds like you have a nice collection of plants indoors. Enjoy them!
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
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Gina1960
May 8, 2020 5:55 AM CST
Keep looking you may find others. Here are 2 that are similar in growth habit but have a lot more color, Prince of Orange (I have 2 of these, this is my baby, peeking a bright orange leaf out from under the foliage around my stream)
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and McColley's Finale, which is more red/pink/burgundy tones
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These are McColley hybrids, McColley and his partner started hybridizing philodendrons as far back as the late 1950's-early 1960's and are responsible for many of the self-heading philodendron hybrids available on the market today. Black Cardinal is a McColley Hybrid as well. There are a couple other people who have introduced some into the trade over the years but McColley was the most prolific
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada..
PlantCentral
May 10, 2020 3:18 PM CST
Gina..you are so lucky to have an outdoor garden...
I live in an apartment building in the center of Montreal and the only "garden" i know of is in my livingroom, diningroom (see attached). In the summer, I will add some outdoor plants but I have constant activity of squirrels out there, so I am not sure...(it will be my first summer here..).
I did research the philodendron and saw the glorious Prince of Orange; it appears I am going to have to find a great plant nursery somewhere..
In the meantime, this is what is going on here.....(i had to move from a 6-1/2 duplex to a one bedroom apartment last august when new owners repossessed the duplex where I had been living for 35 years...The windows here sold me as soon as I walked into the apartment since I only cared about my 50 plants..)..
It's a blissful space now...
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
May 10, 2020 4:43 PM CST
How very beautiful you have made that space! You are very talented.
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
May 10, 2020 7:23 PM CST
I love your priorities Thumbs up
Montreal, Quebec, Canada..
PlantCentral
May 16, 2020 1:30 PM CST
to both CtCarol and Gina,
Thank you..! There is something about coming home from a long day at work and stepping in to see the greenery and when the plants are in bloom, a definite high!
Most definitely a priority...and I started repotting my co-workers' plants at work because there is something very disturbing about walking into someone's office and seeing a struggling plant..

Again to all, be safe..and healthy...and thank you to all who have responded to my post. Thank You! Smiling

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