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  Re: black anthurium ?
From: Betsy Feuerstein ecuador at midsouth.rr.com> on 2001.10.08 at 19:44:32(7564)
Yes, we did have great discussion about this plant last spring. I will put my
two cents in here since I was out of the country when it was apropos.

This plant is Colombian, #1. There is a great variance in its black quality.
Some are very black and some have a maroon color cast. I suspect the one in the
picture is an old flower and one that has more of a red cast to it. All are
very pretty but one has to accept that there is some variance in the 'black'
quality of the flowers. I know it is grown in Florida by one grower under a
mist system but in general, being honest, it is a difficult one to grow. I have
grown it here in mid America and flowered it. I fully agree that it is most
likely a fairly high altitude plant.

I brought a few back with me so if anyone is interested, they can get in touch
with me off line. All that I brought back were in flower so I could determine
the quality of the flower color. I went through hundreds of plants to pick the
best that were in bloom.


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