Philodendron joepii


This is an incredibly special plant discovered by Joep Moonen.  It was found on the banks of the Matroni River in French Guiana in 1991.  When it was first sighted, it looked so malformed Joep Moonen thought it had been damaged by insects. Upon returning later, he realized this plant was growing on an ants nest.  He collected it, and towed it behind the boat until the thousands of ants eventually dropped off.  Only two specimens were ever found in the wild, both along the Matroni River.  It’s leaves grow to 28″, and it is slow growing.  

This is a very special plant that when first sold, went for over $500.  I will have one plant available every 1-2 years.  The plants will be sold with three leaves and aerial roots.

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