Philodendron

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Philodendron
COMMON NAME(S): Philodendron
SYNONYM(S):
FAMILY: ARACEAE - Arum family
ORIGIN: Mexico through South America, over 300 species
HABITAT: Tropical and subtropical landscapes, houseplant
RANGE:
TYPE:
HEIGHT: Variable
CHARACTERISTICS: Aerial roots on some; leaf stem sheaths main stem in all species
LEAVES: Alternate; variabl- shaped, but heart-, lance- or arrow-shaped common; sometimes lobed or dissected
FLOWERS: Tiny, congested on a spike surrounded by a white bract (spathe)
FLOWERING SEASON: Variable
FRUITS: Berries

 

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