Michael Charters, www.calflora.net
(Deer Antler Moth Orchid, Deer-antlered Phalaenopsis)
The compact deer antler moth orchid bears branched stems decorated with star-like, spotted blossoms. Blooming is heaviest from spring to fall but can continue into the year with good care. Naturally found growing as an epiphyte (growing upon a plant) or lithophyte (growing upon a rock), this fragrant orchid is native to forested regions from India to Indonesia and the Philippines.
Its tongue-like leaves are oblong and rise from nodes on a very short stem. As it slowly elongates, it adds a new...
Perfect as a houseplant or tropical groundcover, the bushy philodendron 'Autumn' has lush foliage in warm shades reminiscent of changing autumn leaves. A shrubby evergreen with South American origins, it is "self-heading" meaning it does not creep or climb in a vine-like manner like some other philodendrons.
The leaves of 'Autumn' arise from a root clump on long, green stems that are firm but fleshy. Leaf blades are long, oval and somewhat heart-shaped. New growth is glossy orange-red above and...
Carol Cloud Bailey
(Black Cardinal Philodendron, Philodendron)
Glossy bronze and blackish green describes the lush foliage of the Black Cardinal philodendron. A hybrid, low growing, clumping tender perennial shrub, this philodendron is "self heading", meaning it does not climb or sprawl like a vine.
The leaves are broadly oval or truly lance-shaped, emerging light orange or bronze. They slowly mature to a deeper, truly dark green with inclination to nearly black, and oldest leaves on the lowest part of the plant darkest and dullest. Flowers can arise during...
Brasil heart-leaf philodendron sprawls its fleshy stems with numerous blotched, yellow and green, heart-shaped leaves, each with a pointed tip that collects morning dew. A native of eastern Mexico, it is a fast growing, tender evergreen vine. The waxy, juicy stems are reddish pink when young and deepen to a pink-orange before eventually turning light green. Along the stems are evenly spaced, glossy green, heart-shaped leaves with streaks or blotches of yellow that are most concentrated in the center....
Carol Cloud Bailey
Congo philodendron's large, glossy, green and light green leaves rise from a central clump of stems, perfect as a houseplant or tropical groundcover. A shrub-like evergreen that was developed from plants native to northern South America, it is considered a "self-heading" philodendron, that is, it does not crawl or climb in a vine-like manner. Its leaves appear from a root clump on long, light green, firm but fleshy stems. The leaf blade is long and oval, perhaps somewhat heart-shaped and is glossy...
Evoking the exotic lushness of a tropical jungle, ‘Hope’ philodendron has extra large, wavy edged, elephant ear leaves. It is a "self-heading" hybrid evergreen shrub that forms a graceful, lush clump of stems and foliage. It has demonstrated excellent cold tolerance, surviving in USDA zone 8 and mildest parts of USDA zone 7 where it grows like a herbaceous perennial.
The gloriously huge leaf blades of ‘Hope’ are triangular, medium green and glossy with deep, wavy incisions along the edges. Mature...
(Moonlight Philodendron, Philodendron)
Tight clusters of Moonlight philodendron's lance-like foliage are lovely: bright chartreuse and green. A hybrid, low growing, clumping tender perennial shrub, this philodendron is "self heading", meaning it does not climb or sprawl like a vine.
The leaves are broadly oval or truly lance-shaped, emerging a light yellow or bright chartreuse. They slowly mature to a deeper yellow-green, and oldest leaves on the lowest part of the plant are a duller mid-green. Flowers can arise during the warm months...
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(Philodendron, Pink Princess Philodendron)
The Pink Princess philodendron produces colorful, variegated and speckled leaves like no other. A hybrid tropical herbaceous vine, this selection originated in Australia through breeding of South American native plants. Although a vine, 'Pink Princess' grows slowly, looking more like a clumping mass of leaves rather than a lush, aggressive tropical vine.
Each leaf is a plump pointed arrowhead that grows from the tip of the vine. New leaves emerge hot pink to burgundy in color. As leaves mature...
Carol Cloud Bailey
Rojo Congo philodendron's new leaves unfurl a shiny red and then mature to a dark green with a reddish cast. A shrub-like evergreen that was developed from plants native to northern South America, it is considered a "self-heading" philodendron, that is, it does not crawl or climb in a vine-like manner. Its leaves appear from a root clump on long, dark red, firm but fleshy stems. The leaf blade is long and lance-shaped, first red when young and deepening to reddish dark green. The leaf petiole stems...
Showboat philodendron’s stiff waxy green leaves are hand-sized, deeply lobed and held on long stems. It is a lovely clumping plant that stays comparatively low in height compared to other philodendrons, but slightly taller than its parent, 'Xanadu'. This hybrid plant is evergreen and sensitive to frost.
Grow 'Showboat' in a partial sun location for best appearance, but it is very tolerant of full sun. In excessive shade the stems are very elongated and flimsy, often flopping to ground on a lop-sided...