Philodendron Verrucosum Varieties
A list of the different varieties of philodendron verrucosum that we grow.
Philodendron verrucosum "red back"
This was the first form of verrucosum that we started growing ten years ago. It is an exceptional variety, with bright veining, on dark green leaves. The leaves are large, reaching about 12" across on mature plants, and have dark red backs. Mature plants can get quite woody, but stems never really get more than 1/2" thick.
Philodendron verrucosum "Mini"
A smaller form of verrucosum more suited to smaller environments. The leaves rarely exceed 8", and look very similar to our original red back form. In fact, they are nearly indistinguishable from young red back plants. Nice venation with a strong, red back. Stems are usually bright green, and only get woody on very mature plants.
Philodendron verrucosum "Micro"
This is one of the smallest forms of verrucosum that we grow. It stays very small, with leaves rarely exceeding 4". Good venation, and a red back. Very mature plants will produce darker leaves. The stems are thin, and almost never get woody. This variety is very slow to grow and to propagate. An excellent choice for terrariums. It requires higher humidity levels than our larger forms, and is not suitable as a houseplant.This form is occasionally sold as "verrucosum purple."
Philodendron verrucosum "Verde"
One of our oldest varieties, "verde" has very dark leaves, perhaps darker than any of our other forms. Leaf backs are red, though it is a bit more subdued than our standard red back form. Venation is strong, but is a darker green color than other forms. Verrucosum verde is not tolerant of low humidity, and struggles as a houseplant.
Philodendron verrucosum "Broad"
One of our newer verrucosum varieties, "Broad" is characterized by the very wide leaves of adult plants. Venation is strong, and bright and leaves are large. Our parent plant has produced leaves around 10", but we've only been growing it since early 2020, and may not have seen the maximum size yet. New leaves are spectacularly golden, and are real show stoppers. The central vein tends to have a pink blush around the sinus. Young plants have white backed leaves, while more mature pieces will be red backed. Stems are thick and woody, producing a stout trunk on older plants.
Philodendron verrucosum "Dark"
We received our parent plant in early 2020 as verrucosum "Black", but felt that desingation was a bit ambitious. Leaves can certainly be quite dark, but our "verde" form tends to be a bit darker. Venation is much brighter on this variety, though. We have seen leaves as large as about 10", but they may get larger. Red backed. Stems are thick and woody, and can form a trunk with age.
Philodendron verrucosum "Carmine"
We received our parent plant in late 2020 as verrucosum "carmine", presumably named after the dye produced from the cochineal bug, which has a similar color to the leaf backs. It is easily one of the most unique forms of verrucosum that we grow, and may not actually be verrucosum at all. Leaves are more pointed than our other forms, and have an almost heart shaped appearance. Vivid and venation and slightly woody stems. Maximum size is currently unknown. Available late 2021.
Philodendron verrucosum "Tambillo"
This form originates from outside the city of Tambillo, Ecuador. Leaves are a bit oblong when compared to our standard form, with bright, whitish venation. Maximum size is currently unknown. Available late 2021.
Philodendron verrucosum "El Valle"
A newer arrival from near Valle, Ecuador. This may be the smallest form of verrucosum that we grow, but that remains to be seen. We've been growing this form since late 2020, and have only seen leaves up to about 4". Growth has been very slow, so they may get larger than that with time. An attractive form, with new leaves having a great coppery color to them, and red backs. Very dependent on humidity, and only suitable for enclosed growing spaces. Would make an excellent terrarium plant. Available late 2021.
Philodendron verrucosum "Rojo"
One of our newest varieties. Leaves are a fairly dark green, with venation and very red backs. Maximum leaf size is unkown. Available late 2021.