This is the VERY FIRST batch of the ALL NEW Philodendron 'Ruckus'!
These Philodendron 'Ruckus' are the first Philodendron HYBRID seedlings that have come from our Breeding Program here at Gabriella Plants!
#EveryPlantHasAStory and these Philodendron 'Ruckus' are no exception! At 1am on April 16th, pollen was collected from a mature Philodendron corcovadense and was manually applied to a pollen receptive inflorescence of a mature Philodendron stenolobum. On June 30th, the infructescence bearing the ripe berries bursting with seeds was collected and sowed! [See last photo] These are the seedlings that grew from those seeds! That makes Philodendron 'Ruckus' a hybrid of stenolobum x corcovadense.
Since these are seedlings they are each unique individuals, expressing slightly different characteristics from both of their parents. With every new leaf they continue to grow into their final mature form. We expect them to develop long leaves like stenolobum but keep the thick leaf, veining, and triangular lobe shape of corcovadense. Make sure to keep us updated using the hashtag #PhilodendronRuckus on Social Media. Very excited to offer this hybrid, the FIRST OF ITS KIND!
**Note to Customer: These 3" Philodendron stenolobum are being grown in 100% Sphagnum Moss. That makes their care slightly different than if they were being grown in a typical Potting Mix Substrate. Sphagnum moss has incredible water retention properties so watering routines may vary from other plants. To best care for these plants it is recommended to keep the sphagnum moss moist at all times, or allowing them to dry out slightly between waterings. For best watering practices it would be recommended to sit the pot in standing water for approx. 20 minutes and allow the sphagnum moss to wick the water up but never keep the pots sitting in water and ensure all water drains afterwards.
These plants can continue to be grown in 100% sphagnum moss and be very happy this way! In the future when they want a larger pot, it would be recommended to up-pot them still into 100% sphagnum moss for best growth results. If you would like to repot them into a more standard potting media, use care to remove as much sphagnum moss from the root zone as possible, but be aware that some root damage may occur in this process.**
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