hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: [aroid-l] Anthuriums from Ecuador

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Anthuriums from Ecuador
  • From: Dan Levin <levin@pixar.com>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 17:42:12 -0800


If I may offer a few comments about your Anthurium plants;
I have been growing 2 of the very same beasts in my small
greenhouse (plus many more plants from Ecuagenera) for
a year or so.  Here's what to possibly expect:

The first species (A. grubii) will easily exceed 1 m. in height,
with the leaves & petioles each contributing equally.  It is a
gregarious grower for me and seems happy as a terrestrial.
As an adult the thick, stiff leaves are carried strictly upright atop
massive petioles; no bending or flopping as in your picture!
My plant seems to be ever blooming.  The rather large spathes
are greenish tinged with red, with faint darker green longitudinal
stripes; held perpendicularly to the spadix or slightly reflexed.
Inflorescences reach to the leaf bases or just below.  Spadices
are golden in color changing to red prior to anthesis (hmm, have
I got that backwards?); the spadix is quite large (6" +) and when in
its gold phase, is reminiscent of an ear of baby corn.

The third plant is a bit more of a climber/ rambler.  It's a much
slower grower for me, but the leaves are easily 16" long and at
least that dimension measured width-wise across the basal lobes.
Though the basal lobes do bend forward slightly, the much skinnier
pendant apex is quite planar and flat with a stunning velour like
sheen.  The mid-rib and collecting veins are vaguely metallic white.
Spathe & spadix are both light green, long and whip-like; my plant
has just put out its first inflorescence... and I'm hoping to now cross it
with  my big warocqueanum (hey, I can hope!).  Michael Riley told
me this plant was originally collected by in Tingo Maria, by the way.

All best,

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement