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Should I Buy a Philodendron 'Burle Marx'?

Posted by love_the_yard z9A Jax FL (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 29, 13 at 16:57

A local nursery has large 3-gallon plants of philodendron 'Burle Marx' for $15. It this a plant worth owning? I want your opinion. I couldn't decide and so I did not buy one (yet). They were very healthy and they had about eight of them available. I have never before seen this plant in any Jacksonville nursery - fancy or big box.

It seems that I will have to work to keep it from getting gangly and leggy, and I will have to provide something for it to climb on. (The plants at the nursery were wound round and round within their large pots.) Also, I will have to bring it inside for frost or freeze. From what I have been able to find, it doesn't have a noteworthy bloom.

I can't decide if I really want to mess with this plant or not. Part of me only wants it because it is a little rare/unusual. But I have seen many a "rare" plant show up in Home Depot and Lowes after frequent mentions on GardenWeb.

Interestingly, on the tag it said "Philodendron Burly".  photo happy1.gif

Do you have this plant? Are you looking for this plant? Do you love it? Or could you part with it?


Here is a link that might be useful: Google Images - Philodendron 'Burle Marx'

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RE: Should I Buy a Philodendron 'Burle Marx'?

Well if you like the plant you should get it. I hope Home Depot and Lowes continue to get rare and unusual plants. Because I'm really tired of the same old plants.

RE: Should I Buy a Philodendron 'Burle Marx'?

Hi Kalley,

I decided I don't like it $15 worth so I didn't get it... at least not yet, I should say. I often change my mind over time or upon a revisit. :)


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