Philodendron 'Orange Sunset'

Accepted:

No

Established:

No

Nomenclatural Notes:

Published in:

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Released Year:

Unknown

Propagated:

Yes

Cultivar Type:

Sport

Originator:

unknown

Namer:

Melissa Shi

Seed Parent:

Pollen Parent:

Base Species or Cultivar:

Philodendron 'Prince of Orange'

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Cultivar Origin:

This cultivar is a variegated sport of the Philodendron 'Prince of Orange'. It was acquired in 2021 from a nursery in Mornington Peninsula, located south of Melbourne, Australia. It has since been grown in Melbourne by the namer, where its variegation has been maintained over multiple generations of propagations via cuttings.

Name Origin:

Philodendron ‘Orange Sunset’ was acquired from a nursery in Mornington Peninsula, which is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia, known for its beautiful nature and scenic views.

The beautiful colours of this plant’s variegation are reminiscent of a sunset overlying the Peninsula, which is the inspiration for the name of this plant.

Orange is also included in the name to acknowledge the base plant, Philodendron ‘Prince of Orange’.

Growth Habit:

Philodendron 'Orange Sunset' shares the same growth habit as its base plant, Philodendron 'Prince of Orange'. It is a compact, self-heading Philodendron with ovate, glossy leaves. It has short internodal spaces and grows in a rosette habit.

Philodendron 'Orange Sunset' enjoys relatively bright indoor levels of light, warm temperatures, well-draining soil and moderate-high humidity. It can tolerate lower light and temperatures, however this can result in less vibrant foliage.

Leaf Blade:

Ovate shaped with thick and glossy texture.

Bloom and Fruit:

Not yet observed

Distinguishing Characteristics:

New growth emerges a vibrant red or orange colour. Variegation is difficult to appreciate in new leaves but becomes apparent as the leaf ages. Over time, the variegated areas of the leaves transition from red to orange to pink to creamy yellow. Variegation can also be seen as bright red stripes on the petioles of the plant. Exact colours displayed by the plant will vary depending on the conditions the plant is grown in.

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