Distinguishing these Two Aroids

pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)January 2, 2014

Hi Folks,

Recently we've seen both these plants online. I'd like to get clear on their names pls. if we can. I may be opening a Hornet's Nest (or maybe should I just ask at Aroid Forum)?

I hope to share several pix, since I'm growing both, but let's start here.

Can you see that the lower 2 leaves are a different plant than the upper 2 leaves?

I'll be looking around for better pix, but wanted to start the discussion.

I know the upper leaves to be Epipremnum scindapsis (or scandens). I don't know the name of lower leafed plants.

Here's another of the upper leaves.

Another of the other.

Any takers? What do you think?

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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Here's a good shot of the larger of the 2.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2014 at 11:21PM
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The small one is scindapsus pictus. Not too sure on the larger one, probably a variation of such. I've found these plants can be fussy they don't like too much water, they don't like a draft, they don't like the hot sun, and they especially don't like to be pulled or they will come right out of the soil.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2014 at 1:57AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Duplicate post, my apologies.

This post was edited by pirate_girl on Fri, Jan 3, 14 at 6:48

    Bookmark   January 3, 2014 at 6:46AM
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pirate_girl, I think that that they are variations of the same plant

    Bookmark   January 3, 2014 at 8:05AM
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Both plants are discussed in this thread, which you also participated in pg: silver philodendron thread

The lower leaves and "other" plant (last one in OP) is what Exotic Angel sells as "Silver Philodendron" with proper name of Scindapsus pictus var. argyraeus.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2014 at 11:00AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Thanks folks, I'm still pretty confused. I misspoke about Epipremum (I know that's Pothos).

But these 2, I hear what folks are saying & IâÂÂve looked at the threads, linked & mentioned (including those in which I participated). I still think these are 2 different plants.

All my searches yielded mixed results, w/ a common occurrence of pix of BOTH plants but names really only of Scindapsus &/or Phildendron Silver.

While it's doesn't really matter, it's just making me nuts cause I'm convinced they are 2 different plants.

IâÂÂve grown the larger leafed, gray splotched one for several years, found it to be as Will suggested: fussy about water & quick to react too overwatering. I killed 2 or 3 of them before I got the watering right & in that respect itâÂÂs like a Pothos, seems to prefer infrequent watering.

But the smaller, lighter splotched leaves, the Scindapsus, IâÂÂve only had recently as cuttings in water.

I may post this at Aroid Forum to ask. Thanks everybody & belated Happy New Year!

    Bookmark   January 4, 2014 at 2:02PM
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