Philo, species ID needed
99% certain I got this plant from Black Jungle, in the 90's.
Back then, BJ mostly sold small, terrarium plants in 2.5" pots.
It once had a tag, but I never could read the name..the lettering eventually faded, so it was tossed.
I left in soil, but after two or so years it didn't send out one leaf. It was then I decided to place in water.
Over time, its leaves never grew larger than an inch. Ever. But, the plant itself grew.
After reading Elkay's post on Philos, I decided to look at mine. lol.
That's when I decided to snap a pic of this unknown species Philo, to see if someone could make an ID.
Pic taken today, 4/22/12
As I said, leaves never grew over an inch.
Today, I noticed some leaves were three times their normal size.
It might have been fertilized twice over the years. Last month I added a little Superthrive, but don't know if that's the reason some leaves are bigger. This is a first.
I'm sure it's been ST'd before, but leaves remained the same size.
Water is changed once a week. Philo has been in the same spot over the years..only difference is, when I changed from soil to water, the container was smaller. Actually, a cup, lol.
Leaves have a slight siliver hue.
Anyone know what species my Philo is? I've Googed Philo, miniatures, dwarf, and terrarium, but can't find a pic that resembles this guy.