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Scientific Name: Anthurium andraeanum (incl. hybrid cvs.)
Pronunciation: an-THUR-ee-um an-dree-AY-num
Common Name: anthurium
Family Name: Araceae
Plant Type: Flowering cut plant, Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features: Leaves with cordate bases (unlike peace lily); spathe is waxy and heart-shaped; spadix is fleshy and smooth (flower not smooth - protrudes from the spadix).
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Central America, South America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Indoor plant (Caution: poisonous parts)
Additional Info: Google. Compare to A. scherzerianum (has a curled spadix).
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Lustrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Spadix (& spathe)
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Violet, Pink, Red, Dark-red, Purple
Flower Time at Peak: Jan, Dec
Additional Info: Flowers freely.

Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Green, Red
Fruiting Time: Jan, Dec
Additional Info: Fruits freely

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Succulent leaves

Propagation: Division - below ground parts, Tissue culture
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: High indoor temperature
Light Level:Low indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Bacterial leaf spot, Nematodes, Root rot, Scale insects,
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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