Greenhouses forum: Antherium

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Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
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donnabking
Jan 10, 2015 6:31 PM CST
Anyone got suggestions on what to do to keep my plant healthy & encourage it to grow larger & more robust? It has just finished with it's flush of blooms that I bought it with this past summer, the last one finally completely faded & the red bloom dropped off leaving the yellow stemey part. What can I do also to encourage it to rebloom after it rests?
The Hooterville Hillbilly @ Hummingbird Hill
Name: Holly Cooper
Covington, LA (Zone 8b)
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BayouBeadery
Jan 16, 2015 8:01 PM CST
Hi Donna. Ideally, a healthy anthurium should produce a flower for every new leaf. They appreciate a south window in winter. Resist the urge use granulated plant food right now as they are sensitive to potent fertilizers and burn easily. I use the Miracle Grow Orchid Mist during winter. Just mist the plant lightly once a week. I have about 25 of them and they bloom as well in winter as in summer.

You might want to move your post to the tropicals or indoor gardening forum so that more people see it.

Good luck! They're my favorite plant!
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
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donnabking
Jan 16, 2015 8:30 PM CST
Oh Holly I would love to see pix of your blooms! I only have one, but I'd sure love to have more! So beautiful, and the blooms last the longest of any flower I know of. Do the plants make babies or offshoots eventually? I am sure hoping this one at least gets bigger as it is not very big. Thanks for all the info.
The Hooterville Hillbilly @ Hummingbird Hill
Name: Holly Cooper
Covington, LA (Zone 8b)
Aroids
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BayouBeadery
Jan 17, 2015 9:21 AM CST
I got hooked on them years ago when they were really hard to find. You still have to do a lot of searching to get some of them.

They do make offshoots and some varieties get very large whereas others stay smaller. I repot mine about every other year and divide them if they need it. They'll get tall and leggy looking eventually so you have to either trim the roots and repot the plant deeper into the soil or if it's a large variety, cut off the top portion, root and replant it and use the "stump" for producing new plants. I have to work up the nerve to whack the plant off but it has always worked on the big ones. The smaller ones I generally just repot deeper.

Here is a link to my facebook page. The album "flowers" is public so you can see it.

https://www.facebook.com/holly.h.cooper.35/media_set?set=a.4...
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
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donnabking
Jan 17, 2015 10:10 AM CST
Thx. I'm checking it now! Oh boy! Hurray!
The Hooterville Hillbilly @ Hummingbird Hill

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