5 responses to “Philodendron bipinnatifidum”

  1. Bonnie

    Gracious! As that photo unfurled I thought someone was giving me the finger!

  2. Bethany

    I have this as a houseplant! I recognized the name right away; I only discovered the long name a couple of weeks ago when I was doing some research so I could repot Phil (as he is know to me). This is where I found a ton of photos and an entertaining/humorous description of the heat and beetle party, for those interested:
    http://plantsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.com/2009/11/nightclub-owner-philodendron.html
    I picked my plant up at a garage sale about a year ago and it’s super healthy but hasn’t done any of this ‘hot stuff’…we shall see 🙂 I’ve been subscribing to and enjoying the emails for a while now, but what a treat to see my plant pop up today! Thank you, and keep up the good work.

  3. michael aman

    Party on!
    Symplocarpus foetidus or Eastern skunk cabbage also produces heat, in this case to help the spathe emerge through snow and ice in February and March. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symplocarpus_foetidus Nature is amazing.

  4. Georgene Kunz

    What a interesting plant and a very entertaining article. My husband and I read this together, with intrigue and amusement. What a fabulous and fascinating symbiotic relationship!

  5. Susan Gustavson

    Sounds like an X-rated scifi movie! So amazing, these mutual arrangements. thanks!

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