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Re: Anthurium with double spathe.

  • Subject: Re: Anthurium with double spathe.
  • From: "Windy Aubrey" <exotics@hawaii.rr.com>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 10:31:44 -1000

Hi Julius,

That was a great explanation.  Very interesting!  I learned something new.

Thanks for that,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <ju-bo@msn.com>
To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Sent: Monday, June 16, 2008 11:56 PM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Anthurium with double spathe.

> ________________________________
>> From: jardin_emilia@hotmail.com
>> To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
>> Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 20:41:27 -0400
>> Subject: [Aroid-l] Anthurium with double spathe.
> Dear Jorge Joel,
> This is one of the many Anthurium hybrids loosly based on A. andreanum, 
> and the double spathe is thought to be a result on chemical treatments 
> during the tissue culture/cultivation process.   It is particularly common 
> in Spathiphyllums which you can see at the ''big box'' stores sold there 
> by the millions.   These plants are subjected to multiple chemicals as 
> tiny plantlets still in the tissue culture flasks at the lab, some to make 
> them grow faster, to produce abundant leaves, then when out of the flasks 
> and growing, other chemicals are sprayed on their leaves to make them all 
> bloom abundantly and all at the same time/month/season, so as to be able 
> to market a bunch of blooming plants all together.   Many will be seen to 
> have deformed or double, sometimes tripple spathes and spadices.
> In time the plant will ''grow out'' from the influence of the chemicals 
> and again begin to produce ''normal'' one-spathed blooms.
> Good Luck,
> Julius
> WPB,   Florida
>> Hello! I just wanted to share with you guys my new Anthurium. It has a 
>> red, double spathe that made me fell in love with it. Now i am wondering 
>> if this is the characteristic that point to a certain cultivar. Or maybe, 
>> is there any species that produces this double spathe?
>> I found it in a Plant Fair here in Puerto Rico. And it seems like it is a 
>> certain variety and not an abnormaly in a specific plant, because, apart 
>> from my plant, there was another plant with the same double spathe. Any 
>> one can tell me more about this.
>> Another curious thing is that the bigger spathe is Butterfly-shapped, 
>> while the smaller one is more heart-shapped.
>> Any thoughts?
>> Thank you,
>> Jorge Joel...
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