A big o'le Philo...

stanofhNovember 29, 2010

Sure its common..but this big isnt. A local plant.

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rozegardener

Cool! What is it that looks like a hose going around and around the trunk?

Where is local to you, Stan of H? Humbolt?

    Bookmark   November 29, 2010 at 11:28PM
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stanofh

Those are the roots-in the wilds of southern Brazil they usually lean on trees as support when they get tall.
H-is for Hayward,about 20 miles even from Oakland ,SF,and San Jose. The heart of the bay as the city slogan goes.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2010 at 11:18AM
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chadinlg

The roots are gnarly, they snaked all over my driveway. The plant is surprisingly hardy, I never even had any leaf damage in Zone 9 'freezes'.

Chad

    Bookmark   November 30, 2010 at 3:57PM
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scarlett2001

That is a "monstero" philo. I have one, too, but not as big as that puppy. The air roots are what is wrapped around the trunk. LOVE it.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2010 at 1:04AM
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