Philodendron 'Kitina'

Accepted:

No

Established:

No

Nomenclatural Notes:

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Released Year:

Unknown

Propagated:

Yes

Cultivar Type:

Hybrid

Originator:

Oh My Plantae

Namer:

Mr. Yanakorn Kongtan

Seed Parent:

Philodendron Florida Beauty

Pollen Parent:

Philodendron mayoi

Base Species or Cultivar:

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Cultivar Origin:

In 2021, Mr. Yanakorn Kongaton (ญาณกร กงถัน) and Prang Kitina (ปรางค์ กิตินา) of Oh My Plantae pollinated Philodendron Florida Beauty with pollen collected from Philodendron mayoi. Of the 300 offspring, 28 displayed variegation. Throughout 2022, they grew the 28 variegated plants to maturity and selected one with superior leaf shape and variegation.

Name Origin:

The hybrid name is an English transliteration of กิตินา, the surname of the Founder of Oh My Plantae, Prang Kitina.

Growth Habit:

Climbing hemiepiphyte

Leaf Blade:

Pinnately lobed leaves. Young leaves emerge light green with yellow-green variegation, later fading to dark green with cream variegation.

Bloom and Fruit:

Green peduncle where it meets the stem, fading to a red-green at the base of the spathe. The spathe is red at the base and fades to green as it reaches the tip, with a white spadix.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This hybrid displays a combination of the traits of both parents. It maintains a growth pattern similar to Philodendron Florida Beauty, with green stems from the Philodendron mayoi. The petioles are smooth and round. As the plant matures, it consistently produces narrow, pinnately lobed foliage. The lobes are round like Philodendron mayoi, while the lobed structure is similar to that of Philodendron Florida Beauty.

The long, slender leaves with variegation and a combination of traits outlined above define the unique characteristics of this cultivar.

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