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Philodendron adamantinum

A small, very ornate species with pinnate leaves, native to the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.

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... are of average ornamental value
In Miami, Florida in United States they need much care and grow normal.
P. adamantinum grows best if given partial sun if grown in an area where "full sun" means sun all day. If your days are generally partly cloudy and rarely are sunny all day, then full exposure will work. Another important consideration is to be sure not to allow the soil medium to become too moist, or to stay moist too long. The plant does best if the medium is allowed to get somewhat dry between waterings. Fertilization should be regular but not excessive. A time release fert incorporated into the soil medium at label rate is best.I grow mine in a container and have grown it for about 1 year. It is in a 2:3:4 mix of Pro-Mix BX, washed Perlite and composted pine bark. Plant is grown inland (no coastal exposure)
Submitted on 30/09/2012 by LariAnn Garner

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If you wish to read more on palm cultivation, we highly recommend Ornamental Palm Horticulture by Timothy K. Broschat and Alan W. Meerow, available in our bookshop.

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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
Completely revised and updated

Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches

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Suitable for: all

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.

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