Houseplants forum: I call this a Philodendron bipinnatifidum. What do YOU call it?

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Name: Adam Pope
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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BotanicallyBaked
Jan 5, 2018 6:58 PM CST
I have this philodendron and have been calling it P. Bipinnatifidum for about a year now. My buddy came over to call it a Xanadu. so many out there....So many Phils. What would you call it? Did not think it was appropriate for ID for as i thought i already know?? Confused Blinking Thumbs up PS; guest starring the Kalanchoe.....dont mind him.
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Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jan 5, 2018 7:19 PM CST
My eyesight isn't the greatest but it sure looks more like Tree Philodendron (Philodendron bipinnatifidum) to me, rather than Philodendron xanadu

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Name: Adam Pope
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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BotanicallyBaked
Jan 5, 2018 7:43 PM CST
ive seen some that could be such a toss up, philodendrons are tricky sometimes.
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Jan 5, 2018 9:04 PM CST
Xanadu is usually a more compact plant with smaller leaves. Does it matter?
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Name: Adam Pope
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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BotanicallyBaked
Jan 5, 2018 9:38 PM CST
I guess they always look different to me, quite significant details even when i see two properly identified xanadus right next to eachother. It mattered to me i guess.....and just the countless others wondering about....well i dunno, Biological Diversity? just a thought.... Confused Thank You!
Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jan 5, 2018 10:20 PM CST
Yes, Philo xanadu is a much more compact grower, with much smaller leaves!

P. xanadu
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P. bipinnatifidum
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Jan 6, 2018 8:43 AM CST
Plants of the same species and even the same variety often do not look identical. To make an analogy, within the human species there is tremendous variability in appearance, even among family members carrying the same genes. Yes, biodiversity.
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Name: Adam Pope
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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BotanicallyBaked
Jan 7, 2018 1:54 AM CST
well now i know. see it matters
Name: Brian
Syracuse, NY (Zone 5b)
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GraceHazel
Jan 7, 2018 6:53 PM CST
i've always known this as the king philodendron... though there are a few common names.

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