Rhaphidophora tetrasperma variegata ‘Aurea’
Rhaphidophora tetrasperma variegata ‘Aurea’

Rhaphidophora tetrasperma variegata ‘Aurea’

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Celebrated for its beauty, infamous for its price tag: the variegated Rhaphidophora tetrasperma is one of the rarest and most coveted aroids currently in circulation among collectors.

As an aroid collector myself I had always admired these plants but personally hadn’t felt a need to add one to my own collection or the shop’s….until I saw *her.*  Those dark-green, glossy, fenestrated leaves contrasting with the creamy, near half-moon variegation was tooooooo much. I gave in. And now she’s ours. 

Plant is not imported - grown locally and acclimated to 60% humidity. Plant was grown from a cutting, and not from tissue culture. Stem has 50/50 variegation, the ideal proportion. Like many “half moon” variegated aroids, it has been producing sectoral variegation every other leaf. For best results and the highest variegation, give it lots of bright, gentle light. 

Admittedly, the rational thing for me to do, as a seller, is probably to chop her up and sell cuttings. But, as a hobbyist and admirer of this plant, I can’t do it (yet).  On the chance there’s a collector out there who wants this gorgeous full plant, here she is.  And until she finds her forever home I will happily admire her from here!