Remember when my granddaddy Split Leaf Philodendron had this strangely phallic blossom back on June 7? It had a sweet, delicate, tropical scent. More interestingly, it had an odd protrusion from a lily-like casing. Is that a Split Leaf Philodendron or are you just glad to see me?
On June 8, the XXX visitor began to retreat into its casing. Kind of looked like a hooded monk at that point.
The entire interior was swallowed up by the casing and it just lay there for a few weeks. Today, I noticed that the “pod” was almost completely detached from the plant and the casing had opened to reveal a different interior. I pitched it into the compost bin. It’s a pretty pathetic ending to a very strange happening in an ordinary garden.
But now you know ….
…the rest of the story. GOOD DAY!