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Re: Anthurium hookeri germination

  • Subject: Re: Anthurium hookeri germination
  • From: <ju-bo@msn.com>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 09:57:12 +0000

> From: Ferenc.Lengyel@aok.pte.hu
> To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
> Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 13:18:24 +0100
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Anthurium hookeri germination
Dear Ferenc,

It might be that in nature there are ants which could carry the fallen fruit away from the fruiting plant to a suitable site for germinating, or the fruit may fall to the forest floor and be washed away from the main plant by heavy seasonal rains, though it is thought that birds are the main distributer of fruit and seed in this group of Anthuriums.
As suggested by Steve, just place the seed ( most suggest washing off the fruit pulp to avoid fungus) in damp sphagnum moss in a plastic bag, keep it well lit (no direct sun!) and warm, and all seed should germinate.

The Best,


<< Hello,
> I have an Anthurium (the common one sold in the plant shops as Anthurium hookeri). It  
> grew 3 inflorences at a time, so it colud self pollinate itself. Now the cone-shaped berries are 
> ripening. They push thenselves out of the inflorescense as they ripe one after one, and then 
> they fall down very easily. The colour is quite pale. What does spread the seeds? In my 
> opinion they fall down too easily and are too pale to be eaten by birds. 
> My main question is about seed germination. I can see two small seeds in each berry. I 
> would like to get some advise on germinating them. Should I pot them as soon as I take 
> them out of the berry? Should I simply place them in wet moss? Should they be treated with 
> some kind of acid before? Should I bleach them in clear water for a day? Should I dry them? 
> Or what to do?
> Thanks for any info
> Regards!
> Ferenc
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