The Main Plant entry for Anthuriums (Anthurium)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Evergreen
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.


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Location: Kalama, Wa.

Date: 2018-01-23
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  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 21, 2013 11:04 PM concerning plant:
    "Like other Aroids, many species of Anthurium can be grown as houseplants, or outdoors in mild climates in shady spots. They include forms such as A. crystallinum f peltifolium with its large, velvety, dark green leaves and silvery white venation. Most hybrids are based on A. andreanum or A. scherzerianum because of their colorful spathes. They thrive in moist soils with high organic matter. In milder climates the plants can be grown in pots of soil. Indoors plants thrive at temperatures between 60°F - 72°F and at lower light than other house plants. Wiping the leaves off with water will remove any dust and insects. Plant in pots with good root systems will benefit from a weak fertilizer solution every other week. In the case of vining or climbing Anthuriums, the plants benefit from being provided with a totem to climb.

    As with most Aroids, new plants can be grown by taking stems cuttings with at least two joints. Cuttings can be then rooted in pots of sand and peat moss mixtures. These pots then should be placed in greenhouses with bottom heat of 70°F - 75°F. During the rooting process they should be kept out of direct sunlight. Once rooted the plants can be transplanted to larger pots or directly outside in milder climates. A second way to propagate Anthurium is to take stem cuttings particularly from trailing varieties and place them in water. In four to five weeks the plant should develop roots and can be transferred to pots. The final method is through direct planting of mature seed or berries."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at:

Plant Events from our members
csandt On December 14, 2017 Obtained plant
Source: Stauffer's of Kissell Hill
VelveteenVine On August 28, 2018 Potted up
Replaced the soil in pot
Bschmuck On March 12, 2022 Cuttings stuck
Roots in water approx 1 inch, potted in 4 inch pot in Miracle gro indoor mix with added perlite.
Bschmuck On January 9, 2022 Cuttings took
Cutting from Laurel's plant. Started in water.
WebTucker On August 30, 2022 Obtained plant
WebTucker On August 30, 2022 Bloomed
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Anthurium by virginiarose Nov 27, 2011 7:54 AM 2
I think this is the wrong plant photo here.. by mjsponies Mar 10, 2014 9:05 AM 3
Oh Wow. by wcgypsy Feb 19, 2013 4:58 PM 1
Identification by eclayne Dec 8, 2015 6:30 PM 2
anthurium hookeri by Lasia Jul 24, 2017 6:33 PM 0
Anthurium, not Spathiphyllum by purpleinopp Jun 21, 2022 3:55 PM 2

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