• Seeds - Philodendron verrucosum x pastazanum silver aff
  • Seeds - Philodendron verrucosum x pastazanum silver aff
  • Seeds - Philodendron verrucosum x pastazanum silver aff
  • Seeds - Philodendron verrucosum x pastazanum silver aff
  • Seeds - Philodendron verrucosum x pastazanum silver aff

Seeds - Philodendron verrucosum x pastazanum silver aff

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A new verrucosum hybrid has been born and the seeds are coming to the US!  

Please read all the terms.

This presale is for packs of 50 or 20 seeds of Philo. verrucosum x pastazanum silver aff.

Rousseau Plant Care will handle the import process. The seeds are scheduled to arrive in the US on Monday, Nov 21st. If time allows, we will repackage them and ship them to you the same day via USPS Priority Express. Heat packs will be added at no extra cost if the temps are low in your area. The price includes free USPS Priority Express shipping.

General Background

Breeders: Alicia and Nige of @Wild.About.Plants in Australia 
Tentative name: Batch ID #VerruX313 (until official cultivars names emerge)
Parentage: Philodendron verrucosum x pastazanum silver aff
Seed bearer plant: Philo verrucosum 
Pollen donor: Philo pastazanum silver aff (pastazanum x sodiroi, made in Kuranda, Australia by Howard Simpson in the 80s) 

 

Fun Facts

  1. The infructescence smelled like ripe pineapple! 
  2. This is the first time a new hand-pollinated verrucosum hybrid has been made and documented along the journey, from seed to verrucosum itself!
  3. The gestation time was 10 months and 10 days (about 3x longer than the average philodendron seed duration). 
  4. Most of the known verrucosum hybrids in cultivation actually come from Australia. Australian aroider Keith Henderson made both Philo 'Splendid' (melanochrysum x verrucosum) and Philo 'Majestic' (sodiroi x verrucosum). It's wonderful to add another one to the list, bred by enthusiasts from Australia.
  5. The pollen donor plant itself was an Australian hybrid made by Mr. Howard Simpsons in Australia. It expressed high silver, especially when younger (with inflorescence that has features of both pastazanum and sodioi). This means Verrux313 as a batch is a multigeneration complex philodendron hybrid.
  6. Expected traits will be a fun combination of potentials. Everything from whether it will inherit the fuzzy petioles, or the red abaxial, or the velveteen texture, or the silver, or whether it will climb or crawl, or be a spectrum of diversity (or dominated completely by one side of its mother or father). It will be fun to share and explore and first-hand contribute to plant knowledge of philodendrons.

We are so excited to be the exclusive importer for the US. At this time, we are only offering whole packs of seeds to minimize the processing time. We’ll be growing out seeds to sell individual small plants in spring 2023. Stay tuned!

We’ll be starting our seeds in an aroid mix under a humidity dome. 

TERMS 

Shipping seeds from Australia to the USA is not without it’s risk. You, the buyer, agree to accept these risks. Refunds will not be given in the event that the seeds are lost in transit or if the seeds do not germinate. Rousseau Plant Care and @wild.about.plants do not bear responsibility in the event of a loss. Not eligible for discounts. Orders with applied discounts will automatically be refunded. 

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