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Name: Linds LavenderJade
Canada (Zone 5b)
Aug 3, 2016 9:35 AM CST
I found this beauty sitting alone at the home depot. Thinking she's a philodendron, but wondering if anyone can give me some extra info?

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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Aug 3, 2016 10:07 AM CST
Yep, a lovely Philodendron but I'm not sure which one. It reminds me of Spade Leaf Philodendron (Philodendron 'Fantasy') which is also sold as Philodendron domesticum.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Aug 3, 2016 1:41 PM CST
I'd be hesitant to try to attach a cultivar name. "Erubescens" means red, that's how this species gets its' name. Yours looks quite red too. Blushing Philodendron (Philodendron erubescens)
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Name: Deborah
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Aug 3, 2016 2:33 PM CST
I agree with Tiffany and she does have a nice variety of these plants. In any case, you have a lovely healthy looking specimen. Lovey dubby Welcome! to NGA and wishing you much success in growing your beauty. Thumbs up
Name: Elaine
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Aug 3, 2016 2:35 PM CST
I have that same one, climbing up an oak tree in the back yard. All I can tell you is it's a Philodendron, as everyone else has already said. Got mine as a cutting from a friend who didn't know what it is either.

Very pretty, quite robust, really likes to climb - mine is 9ft. up the trunk of the oak now. When you're ready to re-pot it, better get it a taller stake to climb on - you can direct it easily to go round and round so it doesn't go straight up and flop over.
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