I just love seeing plants in its natural habitat, especially our native species. Spotted this huge Epipremnum pinnatum 'Cebu Blue' while cycling around Filinvest this morning.
Epipremnum pinnatum is a species of flowering plant in the family Araceae, with a multitude of common names including, Cebu Blue, centipede tongavine, Blue Philodendron, and dragon-tail plant. In the Philippines, it is known in Tagalog as tibatib. Found originally on Cebu Island in the Philippines, this plant can now be found in areas of Asia, Central and South America. What makes Epipremnum pinnatum so special, is that the juvenile plant looks completely different than the mature adult plant. The leaves of the young plant are elongated and have a blue/silver color to them, whereas the leaves of the adult plant resemble more of a palm frond with pinnatifid or divided leaves almost to the midrib. Other differences are the juvenile plants are terrestrial, whereas the adult plants are epiphytic climbers. Epipremnum pinnatum is sometimes mistakenly confused with Monstera plants, but can easily be correctly identified by the hard ridge that runs along the stem, since Monstera stems are smooth. Coming from the rainforest, this plant prefers moist soil and full or partial light.
Tricked everyone with this by saying it was a rare variegated Makoyana 😂😂😂
It came out all white and yellow and stayed alive for about 2 days, the new growth is now normal. Just needed some fertilizer I guess. I wonder if there really is a variegated one somewhere, it would probably be finicky AF!!
One year 💕🎉
Today marks my first Instagram-versary.
So many things have changed over the past year and this photo, funnily enough, is the perfect example of how I’ve evolved as a plant parent. I no longer have this air plant or any airplant for that matter. (I find that I am not the type who can nail down a routine to properly water and dry them 😬) The past year was a year of discovering myself and how I respond to and connect with certain plants. I am also pretty proud of myself that I was able to follow-through and commit to a hobby and this project of documenting it (almost) everyday. Insignificant for some, but a milestone for someone like me who has abandoned way too many interests, blogs, and projects. Most importantly, it was an amazing year of discovering a plant community of kind, supportive, and generous plant people like all of you— a community, that has played a huge role on why I’ve stuck around, nay, got sucked in deeper down this rabbit hole. So thanks guys, and cheers 🍻 #instagramversary#tillandsiatuesday#tillandsia