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Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Mar 3, 2010 7:59 AM CST
New to me.
Any tips on growing these?

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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Mar 3, 2010 8:07 AM CST

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This plant likes bright light, not sun, and needs to dry out to the touch between watering, good drainage is essential.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Mar 3, 2010 8:34 AM CST
Have you seen the Anthurium growing on the lava rock? I got several as gifts from LoGees and they are beautiful. Mine finally died. they just sit the rock in water and they are so pretty. I do not know what happened but mine died. It could have been the water. I did not use spring water. I took some cuttings from my stock plant and started them. I thought I may try the lava rock thing, but I just could not see how they kept them in there and growing. They love water for sure, and my cuttings sprouted in water. I have red and pink but they are resting now. They bloomed all Fall and winter.
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Steven
Apr 6, 2010 5:07 PM CST
I have a tiny pup off one that I planted in a pickle jar and it is doing great! Made lots of new roots over the winter and now a new leaf!
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Jul 12, 2011 8:13 AM CST
Just checked on my anthurium I had sitting under the pine trees for weeks and they are blooming but the blooms are very small. I wonder why they are not bigger. I brought them all into the shaded greenhouse now and hopefully they will perk up and the blooms get bigger. Maybe they need some fertilizer. What do you think?
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Steven
Jul 13, 2011 2:15 PM CST
The one in the living room made really small blooms too.....I thought it was too little light but now I'm not sure since yours were outside.
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo) (Zone 10b)
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AlohaHoya
Aug 24, 2011 12:41 AM CST
Growing anthuriums here...they need water nearly every day, fertilizer is a must (foliarly) and they keep the greenhouses at 70-80% shade with bright indirect light. I grow tons of them...and find they will take more sun...but the water is a MUST. They are epiphytes so they can grow on r ocks and IN rocks...all of the moisture and fert. is taken up in the roots that hang down from the stems. Big Grin
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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Aug 24, 2011 7:14 AM CST
Why does your hair look Green Carol? Are you going with a new look? ;)

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Name: Nan Washburn
SW Wisconsin, US (Zone 4b)
NanW
Sep 2, 2011 9:40 AM CST
Have a very large leaved red and a smaller purple blooming right now!

The large leaved red likes to be a short distance from the south window.
The purple refused to bloom until I placed it directly in the south window.

So I've found that they need direct sunlight here in WI to bloom indoors.

Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Sep 2, 2011 11:46 AM CST
Purple, I would love to see a picture of that? I have only pink and red blooming and they are tiny flowers. Not enough direct sunlight I am sure. They have just survived an earthquake and and hurricane in one week. Rolling my eyes. I feel lucky to have them even if they are small.
Hilarious!
Name: Nan Washburn
SW Wisconsin, US (Zone 4b)
NanW
Sep 7, 2011 1:14 PM CST
OK, I'll try to get a photo of it.

It's called 'Royal Flush'. I had to 'chase it down'!
It's quite small in stature, and the blooms are also rather small.

The red one is aptly named 'Red Giant' (at least per the tag) and gets some quite large blooms as well as some good-sized leaves.

Whew...I'd be happy to have *anything* after both a hurricane and an earthquake!
Glad to hear you all survived!
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Sep 7, 2011 4:15 PM CST
I am going to try and find that Royal Flush. I more or less ignore my anthuriums and they like it that way. Those Logee's sold on lava rock had me crazy. I send them to all my friends and those who had water that did not go through the water softner are still alive. Others all died, including mine. You just sit the rock in water and it must suck up the moisture. The ones that are living are really nice. They would be two years old or more. Red Giant sounds great too. Where will I put more plants? JB
Name: Nan Washburn
SW Wisconsin, US (Zone 4b)
NanW
Sep 9, 2011 1:33 PM CST
I've had 'Royal Flush' for a year and a half or so. *If* it were larger and had offsets, I'd offer to send or trade one...but unfortunately, it's just not large enough nor divisible.

As stated, I had to 'chase it down', as I *love* all things purple and have pretty good luck with Anthuriums.
(Much like you, I ignore them for the most part!)
Shortly after it arrived,I discovered some scale insects.
I'm still fighting them on that plant, but it seems to be thriving in spite of them.

"Red Giant" has really been an 'easy' plant for me. It absolutely thrives on my neglect. Seems to bloom intermittently all year around. If I had to guess, I think I'd say it blooms more often during the Wisconsin winter than during the summer! I think that has something to do with the 'angle' at which the sun shines into my large south window during the winter...but that's just my hypothesis!

She's a pretty large plant and might have an offset calling your name. I'll check it out over the weekend.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Sep 10, 2011 11:52 AM CST
That would be nice. Forgive me for being short but I had to put my 14year old Jack Russell to sleep yesterday and I am a mess. At 83 you would think I could handle anything, but the death of this dog has just made me so sad. I can not stop crying and I am not a crier. I will be back in a few days. I need to get my act together.
Name: Lee Anne Stark
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Sep 10, 2011 11:54 AM CST

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Name: Nan Washburn
SW Wisconsin, US (Zone 4b)
NanW
Sep 19, 2011 1:30 PM CST
Oh, JB, I am so sorry to hear that.

We have 2 dogs, one is 13, and we're watching him become more feeble, though he is still healthy and happy to date.

Peace to you. Will talk to you soon.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Sep 19, 2011 3:42 PM CST
Thanks everyone. I am trying to move on and I am doing it but I have also had a miserable sinus infection that just put me down. Never did I have so much crap in my life at one time. Grumbling Grumbling Angry
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Sep 30, 2011 5:04 PM CST
Someone mentioned having the purple Anthurium. I just found two at Home Depot on my way home from work, so bought one for me, and one for a friend that is coming to visit from Northern Arizona on Sunday. Very pretty plant, never had seen it before...love it! Hopefully I can keep mine alive!!!

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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Oct 2, 2011 10:32 AM CST
Oh Alan, I am so green with envy..............I would love a purple anthurium. Now I am depressed. Better yet, maybe I should take a ride to Home Depot. Hmmmmm good idea but I doubt if NJ is up on the latest plants. Big Grin
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Oct 2, 2011 5:29 PM CST
I put mine by a south window, where it gets dappled light as the days get shorter. I am hoping it will do fine there. Here is a picture of mine, some of the blooms are just turning purple. But it's a beautiful, healthy plant.



Here is a close-up of the blooms. I have added this to the database.

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