Philodendron 'Majestic'

Accepted:

Yes

Established:

No

Nomenclatural Notes:

Accepted, pending publication.

Published in:

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Released Year:

1970

Propagated:

Yes

Cultivar Type:

Hybrid

Originator:

Thought to be Keith Henderson

Namer:

Neil Crafter

Seed Parent:

Philodendron sodiroi

Pollen Parent:

Philodendron verrucosum

Base Species or Cultivar:

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Cultivar Origin:

Created by intentional crossing of Philodendron verrucosum and P. sodiroi though it is not known which was the seed parent. It is thought to be P. sodiroi based on the dominant characteristics.

Name Origin:

Mature plant has large beautiful majestic foliage which inspired the name.

Growth Habit:

Active climber with long internodes. Achieves significantly larger foliage as it keeps climbing.

Leaf Blade:

Juvenile leaf blades are quite comparable to P. sodiroi with prominent grey variegation but it fades away almost entirely or becomes quite muted in mature foliage. Emergent leaves are bronze in color with lime green venation. The vein colors become a darker green as the leaf hardens off to a darker green as well. Leaf blade undersides are heavily tinged red and petioles are rough textured for almost the entire length of it and is usually red. Cataphylls are deciduous.

Bloom and Fruit:

Not observed yet.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This plant is unlike any other plant in cultivation today and is most similar to one of its parents, Philodendron sodiroi. It differs from it with the heavily red tinged leaf undersides, longer internodes, cataphylls not persisting as fibers and subvelvety glossy dark leaf blades. Emergent leaf blade is bronze in color with lime green veins unlike P. sodiroi.

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