Re: Anthurium questions
- Subject: Re: Anthurium questions
- From: Christopher Rogers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 09:06:04 -0600
That was a fun meeting in Texas! I do not have any experience with A. llewwlynii, but I have frown plenty of A. scandens. A. scandens is not so much a creeper as a climber. When I have seen it in the wild it typically grown in loose, well drained soil with lots of leaf litter and climbs trees and rocks. In my greenhouses, I grew it in pots with a mix of sand, pumice, peat and compost, and let it limb the walls and posts. You can cut off a branch and stick in the soil and it will root readily and grow just fine.
Bird nest Anthuriums do not typically grow up totems, but form large rosettes.
On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 4:00 PM, Jason Sarine <email@example.com>
So I'm relatively new to growing Anthuriums and I picked up two at the midamerica IAS meeting, an Anthurium scandens and A. llewwlynii. They both seemed healthy until a power outage in my greenhouse. But I think they will recover just fine. Anyways my questions are: A. scandens is a creeper I believe and I want to make a nice full pot of it. Can I cut off a piece and reinsert it into the pot and expect it to grow? Can all of the nodes become root nodes? As for the A. llewwlynii I'm not sure of it's orientation I thought it might be pendant so I potted it with leaves facing down, but now it put out a new leaf angling up. So I am guessing it might be a birds-nest type? Also I want to attach it to something like a totem since it is epiphytic. What's the best way to do that? I can't use the orchid bark mix it's growing in now. Lots of questions I know. Looking forward to hearing from you all. Thanks!
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D. Christopher Rogers
Crustacean Taxonomist and Ecologist
Kansas Biological Survey
Kansas University, Higuchi Hall
2101 Constant Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66047-3759 USA
Associate Editor, Journal of Crustacean Biology
Vice President, Southwest Association of Freshwater Invertebrate Taxonomists SAFIT.ORG
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