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  Re: [Aroid-l] Does anyone grow the real Anthurium hookeri?
From: ExoticRainforest <Steve at ExoticRainforest.com> on 2010.06.11 at 20:53:18(21100)
Dylan, I have experienced the same thing. I have an Anthurium
schlechtendalli that was in the ground in our atrium for years.
When in the ground it produced fruit every September and I gave away
seeds as well as seedlings. The leaves were always close to 2 meters.

Two years ago I put it in a large pot and hung it from the rafters
since I thought it would be really neat to look up and see the enormous
span of the plant. Since then the leaves have shrunk in size and even
though we've seen four inflorescences this year, nothing has
pollinated. Obviously I am now reconsidering and will likely put it
back in the ground. I know suspect this species really does like lower

If anyone knows why this happens I'd really like to hear an explanation.

I am receiving private mail from folks that want to grow the species Anthurium
hookeri so I'm sure others would like to have specimens of this
unique species.

One day I'm going to find a good reason to come visit the garden!




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