Identification: Help needed to identify this houseplant please

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  1. Gardeningnewbie

    Gardeningnewbie New Member

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    image.png image.png Hi guys
    Can you help my identify the houseplant in the attached photos.
    It appears to look like a philodendron (or pothos) but it doesn't have glossy leaves
    If you'd like a closer look it's in the YouTube video below from 0:23 seconds in

    Much appreciated
     
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    Great thank you wcutler
    On the video it appears to have non-glossy leaves
    Are you aware of a variety of philodendron without glossy, shiny leaves
    Cheers
     
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    Pretty much all of them are not glossy as far as I've seen or grown. Some are even that bluish color that is often due to a dull waxy surface. That's definitely a Philodendron hederaceum and not Epipremnum aureum or pothos. Buying them in a florist's shop, they may have had a gloss painted or sprayed on them, not generally a good thing.
     
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    Great thanks thanrose. In that case, il think I'll pick one up and see how it goes.

    Quick question; in your experience did you find these plants to actually tolerate low light

    The space I want to put it in is in a bright south south facing room but about 10-11 feet away from the window. Do you think it will be okay there or just grow long and leggy?

    Cheers
     
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    Ah, they always do better in the tropics and outdoors, but it should be fine in your conditions, too. They will tolerate low light.
     
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    Cheers I'll give it a go
     
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    Your plants in the pics look like Philodendron hederaceum to me mate
     
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    Thanks edleigh7

    Do you know if philodendron hederaceum and Philodendron scandens are the same plant?

    I am trying to buy hederaceum in the UK and can only find Philodendron scandens for sale? They both seem to be called heart leaf philodendron
     
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    Philodendron scandens is a synonym of Philodendron hederaceum.
     

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