Tropicals forum: identify this tropical plant

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 12, 2013 8:08 AM CST
I received a message from Jeff in Houston, TX, asking me to identify this 15 yr old houseplant. He says the leaves are dark green, 12-18" long, crinkley, and thick. Can anyone put a name on this plant for me? Ken

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Mar 12, 2013 9:13 AM CST
99% sure it's an Anthurium, possibly a A. hookeri cross.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 12, 2013 9:42 AM CST
Wow, great looking plant Doug!

Here's a link to information regarding Anthurium hookeri: http://www.exoticrainforest.com/Anthurium%20hookeri%20pc.htm...

And a photo of a hybrid A. hookeri for comparison: http://www.dasignsourcebotanicals.com/plant_details.cfm?id=5...
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Mar 12, 2013 10:01 AM CST
I think you are right. This is a "Birdnest" Anthurium 'hookeri' hybrid. Thanks to you both. Ken
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 12, 2013 10:04 AM CST
Thanks goes to Hetty for her great eye!
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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Dutchlady1
Mar 12, 2013 10:22 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.

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