Some pics of my mother's plant collection

mariava7June 11, 2007

Being an avid plant collector in the Philippines for at least 30 years, my mother has acquired so much different plants she can't keep track of their names! I have posted pics of some of her flowering vines last year. Those are only a few of what she has in her garden. Anyway, we would like to share this pictures of some of her plants that she has been taking care and nurturing for years. I have no clue as to what their names are. We hope you would enjoy them as much as we do.

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watergal(z6/7 Westminster, MD)

They are lovely, alright - unusual and healthy. The third one looks like a red-leaf philodendron. If you post a link on the aroid forum, I bet bihai could ID most of them for you if you want IDs.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2007 at 12:01AM
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Hi Watergal! I used to run the nursery in the Philippines YEARS ago before I had to migrate here in US. This is how we think they are... first one is a Philodendron, second one is a 'curly bird's nest fern',third one is Philodendron 'Cardinal',fourth one is (I forgot already)like a Crinum as what my mother said, fifth is a Variegated Philodendron, sixth is 'Golden Sellum', seventh is what my mom calls Anthurium 'Renaissance' but she is not sure again today (hehehe). She just said that it could be another Philodendron.

Bihai has ALWAYS been so helpful. My mother and I are so grateful for this forum and people who make this forum alive.

Happy Gardening to all!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2007 at 11:59AM
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annafl(z9b/10a Sarasota)

Oh, wow, incredible and rare beauties! How are you able to keep them so healthy in Virginia? Or are these back with your mom in the Philipines?


    Bookmark   June 12, 2007 at 2:50PM
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Hi Anna! Unfortunately or should I say fortunately they are in the Philippines. They thrive so well there and I'm sure I would not be able to grow them as beautifully here in Virginia unless I have a greenhouse. We use a lot of finely chopped tree fern bark chips mixed in our potting medium there. African Violets, Ferns and Aroids love them.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2007 at 1:23AM
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kelpie473(9b sw Fla)

I'm trying to remember why I don't like philos, your mother's are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing them.


    Bookmark   June 15, 2007 at 4:57PM
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You are very welcome kelpie. There seem to be a wide variety of Philodendrons. I didn't like them that much either until we acquired these varieties that have shorter leaf stalks and grow more compact like a bird's nest. They need lesser if not no need to cutting back the stem to keep them from being lanky.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2007 at 1:57AM
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cindeea(FtMyers 10)

Maria that White and green Philo with the red stem looks like a Stromanthe. Only it has rounder leaves. All her plants look so familiar but I can not ID them. Beautiful!

Here is a link that might be useful: Stromanthe

    Bookmark   July 26, 2007 at 1:12PM
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