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Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Anthurium with double spathe.
>> From: jardin_emilia at hotmail.com
>> To: aroid-l at gizmoworks.com
>> Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 20:41:27 -0400
>> Subject: [Aroid-l] Anthurium with double spathe.
> Dear Jorge Joel,
> This is one of the many Anthurium hybrids loosly based on A. andreanum,
> and the double spathe is thought to be a result on chemical treatments
> during the tissue culture/cultivation process. It is particularly common
> in Spathiphyllums which you can see at the ''big box'' stores sold there
> by the millions. These plants are subjected to multiple chemicals as
> tiny plantlets still in the tissue culture flasks at the lab, some to make
> them grow faster, to produce abundant leaves, then when out of the flasks
> and growing, other chemicals are sprayed on their leaves to make them all
> bloom abundantly and all at the same time/month/season, so as to be able
> to market a bunch of blooming plants all together. Many will be seen to
> have deformed or double, sometimes tripple spathes and spadices.
> In time the plant will ''grow out'' from the influence of the chemicals
> and again begin to produce ''normal'' one-spathed blooms.
> Good Luck,
> WPB, Florida
>> Hello! I just wanted to share with you guys my new Anthurium. It has a
>> red, double spathe that made me fell in love with it. Now i am wondering
>> if this is the characteristic that point to a certain cultivar. Or maybe,
>> is there any species that produces this double spathe?
>> I found it in a Plant Fair here in Puerto Rico. And it seems like it is a
>> certain variety and not an abnormaly in a specific plant, because, apart
>> from my plant, there was another plant with the same double spathe. Any
>> one can tell me more about this.
>> Another curious thing is that the bigger spathe is Butterfly-shapped,
>> while the smaller one is more heart-shapped.
>> Any thoughts?
>> Thank you,
>> Jorge Joel...
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