These are the very first batch of Philodendron corcovadense we are offering that were grown from seed!
On April 14th 2022 Head Grower Brett pollinated a receptive inflorescence on his mature Philodendron corcovadense with pollen from another inflorescence that had exuded pollen the day before. That means this was a self-pollination attempt. The pollination was a success, and on June 28th the bright red berries (see last photo) were fully ripe and harvested and the seeds inside were sown! These plants for sale are the seedlings that grew from those seeds! #EveryPlantHasAStory
**Note to Customer: These 4" Philodendron corcovadense 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.**
We grow tens of thousands of plants every single year, but every week, our teams pick out only the BEST from what's now ready to ship so you get the freshest plant possible.