An uncommon common Philodendron

Philodendron Selloum's irregular growth

Sunday, April 17, 2016

By Ken Setzer

Philodendrons are quite common in South Florida landscaping. I inherited a monster of a Philodendron Selloum, aka P. bipinnatifidum. It lurks, ever encroaching, at my front door walkway.

Recently one new leaf developed an odd growth. I am always on the lookout for plant abnormalities, like fasciation. But this looks almost like a Siamese twin of sorts, growing straight up and out of the midrib:

Philodendron leaf with odd growth

I've had to trim its foliage to keep the path to my door clear, a necessity for safety and good feng shui. However I have left this leaf intact to see where the odd growth goes.

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