The vines of Philodendron lacerum is found in nature in Jamaica in areas where there is moist woodland. Districts in Jamaica that have an abundance of this plant are St. Mary, St. Ann, St. Catherine and Westmoreland. The terrain is often difficult to reach and hazardous.
Can you see me?
The tall trees in the background are loaded with the philodendron.
Some of the hazards are the trees.
The Philodendron vines reach the bottom of these trees some of which are 100 feet or more tall.
Dave harvesting the vines.
It's hard work.
Some of the hazards are on the ground.
These rocks will cut you to pieces. Good high boots are a must.
Typical Jamaican bush.