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Paul Tolentino Foronda
Base Species or Cultivar:
The name was chosen in honor of, Erlinda T. Foronda. A dedicated teacher, a serious plant hobbyist and a loving mother to the requestor. The appearance of the plant with its dominant silver grey color is similar to the beautiful hair of its namesake which she refuses to dye. She wears it proudly like a badge of wisdom and of ageing gracefully.
Like other Scindapsus pictus, this cultivar is a climber.It is best to provide a moss pole or similar material to allow for the attachement of aerial roots and for the plant to produce mature leaves that are prominently bigger and have more silvery color. It can also be grown in pots an and allowed to trail, this however causes the leaves to stay in its small juvenile form
The plant is propagated by cuttings. potted in aroid mix and is grown in bright indirect light at tropical temperature (20 to 36 'C) and at a relative humidity maintained at 50-80%
Length 10-12 cm
Width 5-9 cm
Juvenile leaves tend to have a more ovate and slightly falcate shaped leaves with cordate base and acute apex
Length: 14-20 cm.
Width: 10-14 cm.
Mature leaves have cordiform shape with acuminate apex and cordate base
Its leaves are arranged in an alternating fashion and are attached to the stem in a petiolate manner. Venation is pinnate.
It exhibits a smooth and matte leaf lamina with dominant glittering silver grey color and a few speckles of dark green usually near the margins of the leaves
Bloom and Fruit:
not observed yet
This cultivar is distinguished from other cultivars of Scindapsus pictus because of its dominant silver gray color It somehow resembele that of Scindapsus pictus "Platinum" except that it has minute speckles of dark green usually near the lateral margins of the leaves It also has relatively larger leaves compared to S. pictus platinum and other cultivars of Scindapsus pictus