I have had a specimen of Anthurium pedatatoradium for about
three years. I propagated it off of a specimen at the University of California
at Davis, which was collected by Tim Metcalf in southern Mexico a few decades
ago. It was slowly dying in my greenhouse, and then I had to move. I have been
at my new residence for nearly three months, and the plant really likes my new
greenhouse. It has put out one new leaf, with another on the way, and has
pushed out two inflorescences, one of which opened today. I have attached the
pictures here for your perusal. One picture of the entire plant, one of the
newest leaf, and one of the inflorescence, with the spathe limb just starting
to bend away.
I keep it in the coolest part of the greenhouse, with high
humidity, lots of shade, and only a splash of water every day or so. Under
these conditions at the University the parent plant was growing like mad. In
my old greenhouse my plant was barely hanging on. In the new greenhouse, it
could not be happier. Go figure.
Does anyone else have any experience with this species? Is
it common in the hobby? I ask because I have done little with the genus,
mostly focusing on the tuberous taxa.
D. Christopher Rogers
Senior Invertebrate Ecologist/ Taxonomist
Moscow, Idaho Ÿ Bozeman, Montana Ÿ Woodland, California Ÿ Joplin, Missouri