Is this a true monster?

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  1. ianedwards

    ianedwards Active Member

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    From a newcomer: I bought this as a self-heading Monstera dodsonii, but the name is not on the Kew list. There is a Philodendron dodsonii, but that is a climber. Does anyone know what this plant is?
     
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    I will try again to attach the photo of my monster.
     

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    Gidday Ian , that plant looks like a Culcasia manii , tough clumping species that grows much like an Aglaonema .
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    In addition to accurate naming it appears to be in need of some kind of nutrient supplementation, as it is rather chlorotic.
     
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    Looks like a perfectly healthy plant to me, with the correct name I supplied in an earlier post .
     

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    I spotted an inflorescence on one of my plants this arvo.
    Have been growing this sp. for many years , and know it well .
    Seeds often set , but can take 18 months to mature.
    There is another Culcasia that is a climber .
     

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    Many thanks Trikus and others. We will see if it will do in the garden in Sydney. My other African, Circestis mirabilis, had to be rescued after its first winter and returned to the warm room.
     
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    Ian are you sourcing these plants locally??

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    Ed, the Culcasia was from the recent Nambour Expo. There were about four plants and I think our Sydney gang bought them all. Given a couple of weeks I can ask around if anyone recalls who was the supplier. It was not Utopia. The Circestis came a few years ago from a small backyard nursery on the Sunshine Coast where it was growing outside in their garden and a piece was dug up for me. IanE
     
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    Thanks for that Ian. I heard there were some nice aroids for sale at the Nambour Expo. Looks like I will be going next year. I am always on the lookout for different aroids. If anyone can recall the grower that would be most helpful. Thanks

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    Ed , were do you reckon I took the pictures of the flowers ??? I have 10 massive pots of this . Its an old fashioned plant that seems to be never offered for sale . Ones at Nambour would have been from Hilders , who gets them from my mate .
     
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    Again I'll send you an email soon maybe for a swap of those few things you wanted from me. Will be in touch soon mate, probably on the weekend

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    Ian , its a pleasure to meet you on line , I think I have met you before up at Whyanbeel . You collect Chamadoreas from memory . And I got a lovely rare bromeliad from your wife . Ed , hear from you soon mate .
     
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    Trikus, when our Palm & Cycad Society was getting old and tired we expanded to Sydney Tropical Garden Society as many were interested in aroids, broms, orchids etc. I am on a learning curve with the aroids. My wife is the real gardener, but does not do computers. Likely I will have mainly questions to contribute. IanE
     

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