Plant ID forum: Anthurium ?

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Name: Plantania
Schaumburg, Il. (Zone 5b)
Plantainia
Jan 4, 2014 3:16 PM CST
Due to remodeling I lost the plant tag for this plant. It was blooming when I got it. The tag said to put outside during warm weather. When plant died down to keep root bulb in peat moss and keep in cool Place, which I have done. Now I see some Anthurium plants kept as house plants year round. Is this what I have and What would you do?
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 4, 2014 3:29 PM CST
Hi -- That's a Calla Lily. You can find quite a bit of info in the database, starting here: Callas (Zantedeschia)
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jan 4, 2014 5:52 PM CST

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Your Calla Lily will eventually want to go dormant @Plantainia. When it does don't worry. Cut off the dead foliage and put the pot in the basement or in a closet and leave it alone until late spring.
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purpleinopp
Jan 5, 2014 9:47 AM CST
Anthurium aren't guaranteed to have a similar flower thing at all times, but when it does make them, it's usually a fairly long-lasting event. I would recommend adding one if you have room for more plants.
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Name: Plantania
Schaumburg, Il. (Zone 5b)
Plantainia
Jan 5, 2014 11:42 AM CST
Thanks to SongofJoy I remembered my plant was a Calla Lily. I did what the plant label suggested. I removed the dirt and stored the corms in peat moss keeping it in the coolest place I have in the house. It's a utility room wall adjacent to the garage. The garage is too cold. We had ice in the bucket that held our Douglass Fir before we brought it in to decorate.

I checked the corms and they would be ready to sprout whenever planted. Thank you all for your input.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 5, 2014 12:39 PM CST
That one is beautiful!
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