Tropicals forum: Rare anthurium flower

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Oct 22, 2016 12:08 AM CST
Thumb of 2016-10-22/amalsaro/df3f7d Kindly inform me whether this anthurium flower standing among two normal flowers of the same plant is a genetic change that has occurred or for some other reason. I have been growing anthuriums for about fifteen years now. Why is the spathe not seen. The spike looks normal. Thank you, Dr.Sarojam G.

Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
Tropicals Adeniums Plant Identifier
Oct 23, 2016 1:51 PM CST
It could easily be a one time (or at least rare) natural mutation. It might happen again, or the plant might go on flowering and never have an odd bloom like this again - from what I can see, the plant itself looks otherwise healthy. Really, only time will tell at this point.

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