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  Anth. pseudospectabilis
From: Floral Artistry jjingram at pacbell.net> on 2001.10.08 at 20:22:58(7571)
Ok, I have 2 seedlings that went from a very crowded 4" pot to a 6" pot this
spring. The 4" was bulging a little and the roots were beginning to poke out
the bottom so I thought I would pot them up. Well, the 6" pots are now in
the same condition after the summer. Should I pot them up again or leave
them there for a year (or 2)?
The leaves are about 2'+ long and grow REALLY fast when they are unfurling.
Any suggestions?

John Ingram

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From: SelbyHort at aol.com on 2001.10.09 at 09:06:14(7580)
John,

You've got a monster on your hands. There is no holding it back. Anthurium
pseudospectabile will eventually grow leaves reaching several meters in
length. You need to put your plant into a very sturdy hanging basket,
preferably a heavy wooden slat one with extra-heavy wire hangers, and hang it
up as high as you can. Then watch it grow! This is a conservatory-sized plant
and not one for small places.

Donna

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From: Neil Carroll zzamia at hargray.com> on 2001.10.09 at 09:19:44(7586)
THis p lant can get huge. It should be put in a slotted hanging basket.
THere is a picture of a specimen of this plant in the species section of The
Anthurium Primer at this address..... http://www.aroid.org/TAP

The plant in the picture from the Atlanta Botanical garden is only two years
from having leaves less than two feet long!! Of course ATlanta BG are great
growers........the plant needs room.

Neil

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From: Neil Carroll zzamia at hargray.com> on 2001.10.09 at 22:34:52(7597)
>You've got a monster on your hands. There is no holding it back. Anthurium
>pseudospectabile will eventually grow leaves reaching several meters in
>length.

Donna and John, True that this species gets huge but I think "several
meters" is a bit of an exagerration. The largest plants I have seen in
habitat (and I have seen at least a couple hundred large ones) have leaves
that may aproach 12 - 13 feet with the petiole.

Neil

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