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Philodendron Love

Recently I came across the video below and just had to share it. The not-so-subtle sexiness is really quite amusing, not to mention it’s just fascinating to see what’s done to pollinate them outside of their native habitat.

Phallic flowers of the Philodendron selloum.

Phallic flowers of the Philodendron selloum.

I took these pix of a Philodendron selloum in my neighborhood recently and included them in my last post, and that made me think to share this video. 🙂 It’s really interesting to me how the leaves emerge fully-formed from within a protective sheath and “harden” as they unfurl. Most plants’ leaves just start as a little bud and grow into shape and size in the open, so this just trips me out.

Fascinating how the new leaves unfurl, fully formed, on a Philodendron selloum.

Fascinating how the new leaves unfurl, fully formed, on a Philodendron selloum.

Philodendrons do well in our SF climate outdoors, actually, though they make a great houseplant just about anywhere. They can handle low light, so they’re perfect in apartment lobbies and in rooms with smaller windows. They do get big, though. Outdoors, they need frost protection (thus SF being a good place for them), a sheltered spot out of the wind, and shade from the overhead sun.

Enjoy the video, and be prepared to blush. 🙂

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One response to “Philodendron Love

  1. чудеса природы.

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