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    06 / 23 / 2018

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    jm wolbe


WeÕve had this plant for 40+ years. Have never seen this growth happen! Suddenly appeared the way a new leaf would..but the unfurled outside is very hard (not soft like the outside of a new leaf).Please tap and focus in on the texture/detail of the white growth. What is it and why now after so many decades?? Thanks!


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Hi Jim, According the sources, the flowers only last for two days. Here’s the link from the experts with fascinating information of the Philodenron’s reproduction. I’m looking forward to view the whole plant, hopefully we can ID the species for you! Laura

    July 1st, 2018 at 5:53pm

  • jm wolbe Registered says:

    Laura, I just uploaded a photo showing more of the whole plant.

    June 29th, 2018 at 11:55am

  • Jm Registered says:

    Laura, Thank you so much for your assesssment! I appreciate you sharing your expertise. I am posting a photo of the plant so that you might identify the species. We have two of these plants which are very old..also, the spadix has been re-enclosed by the spathe. Is this normal and will it reopen? Thanks, again, JM

    June 29th, 2018 at 11:41am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Your plant is a type of aroid plant and this is its inflorescence. The hooded looking part is called ‘spathe’, the white column is called ‘spadix’ tiny flowers are form on this.I can’t see the rest of your plant to tell which species is yours. Check out the link below for a species in the Philodendron genus. Best wishes!

    June 29th, 2018 at 1:52am

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