To: Discussion of aroids
Sent: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 08:45:18 -0700
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] black Anthurium
Dear Geoffrey et al,?
From what little I know, the secret to growing Anth. cabrerense with
involves relocating to either the Columbian highlands or to San
In the case of SF, A. cabrerense (as well as other Ecuagenera
material) grows quite?
well outdoors- enjoying our virtually constant cool, moist clime which
is beset by frequent?
air movement (as a result of the fog and marine influence). Temps here
are pretty much?
band-limited, ranging between 10? C / 20? C much of the year. Of note,
the light is also?
tempered in intensity as it filters through fog much of the time. Not
sure if these represent?
ideal conditions per se, but most of the local growers I know do well
by this species.?
I should mention that even here some winter protection must be made
it hasn't been necessary to employ it the last few seasons.?
As to growing medium... I use a very open single-inventory mix for
most of my aroids:?
small graded charcoal, pumice & a good quality shredded sphagnum. I've
A. cabrerense growing very well in nothing but long-fibered sphagnum
As a "control" of sorts, I lost my first A. cabrerense plant (many
years ago) by ignorantly?
cultivating it in my heated greenhouse, where it languished and slowly
declined. At the?
time, it seemed utterly incongruous that a rare/ exotic Anthurium
could actually survive,?
let alone thrive outdoors in the garden amongst the sequoia, gunnera
On Jul 13, 2005, at 4:29 PM, Aroideae@aol.com wrote:?
> hi geoff---it's actually A cabrerense, and old Engler species.? i >
believe though?that it's known only from Colombia.? i've had no luck >
growing it.? someone else will have to help you with that.? i know >
that a number of people grow it very well. there's little doubt about >
it's identity.?there are some plants floating around that have been >
tagged 'the black anthurium', but these turn out to be A >
> Hi all,?
> Does anyone have any more information about the mysterious Black >
Anthurium from Ecuador? I know this topic was discussed a long time >
ago and I think that someone (Lynn Hannon?) suggested a species called
> A. crebrerense (I think thats the spelling). I was sure this name was
> on the species list on the aroid website but on looking again it
seems > to have vanished. Has its identity been confirmed or is it
perhaps an > undescribed species? It is such a large and dramatic
species > (Ecuagenera Orchids sell them at most shows when they exhibit
here in > the UK). Any update would be welcome, also any tips on
growing it > would be great, since it seems a rather fussy species.?
> Best wishes,?
> Geoffrey Kibby?
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