Aroids forum: May I get some help identifying a philodendron type plant please?

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Name: Benny Hill
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bennysplace
Feb 18, 2013 7:05 PM CST
Hello all,

Could you help me identify what type of philodendron this is please? I am wanting to move it to an area of low light and want to be sure it will do okay. I had this posted at the plant ID forum but Lin suggested I post here.

Thank you all very much in advance!

All the best,

Benny

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Arum
May 10, 2013 7:06 PM CST
Evidently no one knows, colluding me. Sorry. Smiling Arum
Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
May 11, 2013 9:43 AM CST
Benny, could it possibly be an Anthurium? Has it bloomed? It has been a few months....does it still look the same? How big are the leaves?
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purpleinopp
May 13, 2013 9:51 AM CST
Whatever it is, looks like it's in insufficient light already (and or too soggy too often.) I'd try for more light, not less.
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dyzzypyxxy
May 13, 2013 10:58 AM CST
I agree I was going to go for the same advice, opp. I have a philo that is similar in color and leaf form, only mine has red stems. It's growing outside in full shade, but full shade here in Florida still has lots of good UV's bouncing around.

(I am a redhead, and I can get sunburnt in the shade here.)

For a tropical plant growing indoors, it's always better to give it too much light than not enough. It will tell you when there's too much light without dying, but too little and it will just quietly starve to death.
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Moonhowl
May 13, 2013 11:29 AM CST
Benny, could you maybe post a new picture of your plant...let us know how it is doing now?
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dyzzypyxxy
May 13, 2013 12:31 PM CST
He probably gave up on us, since it took 4 months for anybody to respond. Sad
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plantladylin
May 14, 2013 7:00 AM CST
Maybe Homalomena 'Emerald Gem'?

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plantladylin
May 14, 2013 7:05 AM CST
Well, ignore my above post ... at closer look I don't think it's the Emerald Gem. I'm leaning more towards a variety of Anthurium.
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plantladylin
May 14, 2013 7:15 AM CST
LOL, Benny also posted this on the Plant Identification forum with some additional photo's down thread:

The thread "Need help identifying philodendron type plant" in Plant ID forum
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
May 14, 2013 9:46 AM CST
I searched out the original thread the other day....that was what made me think Anthurium.....hopefully he will be able to give us a new pic now that the plant has an additional 3 months growth on it.....(Lin, I even enlarged all the pics so I could see them... Rolling on the floor laughing )
Name: Benny Hill
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bennysplace
May 21, 2013 5:07 PM CST
Hi there all,

My sincere apologies for the delay in replying. Here is an update on this plant. I cut most of the leaves away, leaving one good healthy leaf that was not dropping. I moved it to a spot which I think it likes -- morning sun only. I have been monitoring the watering as well. Since my original post and pruning, it is picking up nicely. I need to go outside and take photos of some things I need help with identifying in the main plant ID forum and when I do that I will snap a photo of this plant as well.

Thank you all SO much for all your help.

All the best
Benny
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plantladylin
May 21, 2013 5:31 PM CST
Look forward to seeing your photo's Benny!
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Name: Benny Hill
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bennysplace
May 21, 2013 7:40 PM CST
Hi there Everyone! I just wanted to provide an update. I got sidetracked when going outside to take photos by my son who wanted to have a sword battle with sticks. By the time I got back inside, it was too dark in the house to take a proper photo. I will do this in the morning first thing and post. My apologies for the delays.
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eclayne
May 21, 2013 8:19 PM CST

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Name: Benny Hill
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bennysplace
May 22, 2013 9:36 AM CST
Good morning all!

@Evan, my son is always victorious. I attribute this to learning tactics from Pokemon cartoons. He is a very worth opponent who always emerges victorious. :)

As promised, I have new photos. One is of the whole plant with its new leaves emerging. I tend to get a new leaf every two weeks or so. Saying that, with more daylight hours, etc., it should start growing faster . . . . I hope.

Ignore the plant on the bottom. This is an Australian violet I hope will be a ground cover of sorts for it. When I originally posted, I did post twice as mentioned. I did find some direction to suggest this was possibly Homalomena 'Emerald Gem'. Here is a fun blog I found with a really good photo of it.

http://plantsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.com/2008/01/con-...

The author has a great sense of humor I think.

At any rate, here are my photos. As always, I appreciate all the kindness of everyone here willing to help out in the quest of identifying our beloved plants. Take care and have a great day!

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purpleinopp
Oct 2, 2013 8:56 AM CST
Benny, does your plant remain un-ID'd? Apparently I wasn't the only one who couldn't decide from the last pics. Did you end up reading any of the other posts on PATSP blog? No doubt, I usually giggle at least once per post too.
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homer1958
Oct 6, 2013 8:36 PM CST
Looks like P. 'Congo' to me.
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LariAnn
Oct 14, 2013 1:50 PM CST

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Your plant is too young for me to be certain, but I'm pretty sure it is not a Philodendron or Anthurium. The leaves remind me more of a very young Monstera or Epipremnum.
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homer1958
Oct 14, 2013 2:50 PM CST
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LariAnn said:Your plant is too young for me to be certain, but I'm pretty sure it is not a Philodendron or Anthurium. The leaves remind me more of a very young Monstera or Epipremnum.


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