Scindapsus 'Silver Sierra'

Accepted:

No

Established:

No

Nomenclatural Notes:

Under review

Published in:

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Released Year:

2020

Propagated:

No

Cultivar Type:

Form

Originator:

Namer:

Manuel R. Lallata Jr.

Seed Parent:

Pollen Parent:

Base Species or Cultivar:

Scindapsus pictus

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Cultivar Origin:

The cultivar is grown from the seeds bought from a gardener from Rizal, Philippines. They are separated from other seedlings because of its distinct leaf pattern compared to the local Scindapsus pictus Exotica.

Name Origin:

This is named Silver Sierra because of its silvery leaf and Sierra, from Sierra Madre the longest mountain range of the Philippines. It spans over 540 kilometers in the eastern portion of Luzon, the largest island of the archipelago. It is a biodiversity corridor and home of the country's rich flora and fauna.

Growth Habit:

Like its base specie, this is a climber. It was already grown from a garden soil, soilless mix of coco cubes, pumice, coco peat, carbonized rice hull and rice hull and pon which is a combination of zeolite, lava rock and pumice.

Leaf Blade:

Leaf of young plant is 5-7 cm in length and 3-5 cm in width.
Mature leaf grows up to 12-16 cm in length and 6-8 cm in width.

Leaf is Silver in color with a green patch along the midrib of the leaf. Leaf shape is ovate-cordiform with alternating leaf pattern.Adult leaf has embossed feel while young leaf is flat.

Bloom and Fruit:

Not yet observed

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Unlike the 'Exotica' where there is even distribution of silver and greens, Silver Sierra is mostly Silver with specks of greens scatter along the lamina. The major portion of the leaf is Silver with a patch of green along the midrib of the leaf.

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