Anthurium hookeri x acaule

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Hybrid Anthurium

This hybrid Anthurium was identified by noted Aroid expert, Dr. Tom Croat from Missouri Botanical Garden. It was donated to the Garden by the Garfield Park Conservatory - ergo the specific epithet. It is one of the birds nest type with large green upward spreading leaves creating an open space where leaf litter and other sources of nutrition from the middle and upper forest canopies collect. The long thin flowers are a striking combination of deep purple black spadix subtended by a light green spathe. Seeds have not yet been observed but tend to bright shiny reds, purples or blues. Anthurium thrive in warm humid environments with bright filtered sunlight. Many are epiphytes and as a genus they typically don't tolerate heavy, poorly drained soils.

Soil:
Moist
Plant Shape:
Round
Exposure:
Partial Shade
Bloom Time:
January - February
November - December
Bloom Color:
Green
Purple
Landscape Use:
Bedding or Border
Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest:
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type:
Perennial
Hardiness Zone:
10 - 12