Can anyone identify this mystery plant for me?
It's an anthurium Bernard. They won't take direct sunlight but will take as much indirect sunlight as possible. They need to be watered thoroughly and allowed to dry slightly before being watered again. Slow time release fertilizers work well with these plants. They are a durable indoor plant and will last for quite a long time.
20 Nov, 2009
Yup the bract stage on ours is going over right now... Super long lived house plant - even I can't kill lol
Yes Bernard agree it's an Anthurium .
I've just bought myself one of these, but according to my houseplant book, they're difficult to keep - better in a conservatory or a greenhouse, so I'm waiting to see if that's the case or not. They hate dry air, so you're supposed to mist them every other day, bright light, keep them out of direct sunlight (except in winter, when a little is okay), water little and often, (every 2 or 3 days) don't let them dry out, don't stand anywhere near a radiator. I've clustered mine with other plants (which helps to keep the air moist) and placed a receptacle with water in the middle of them, on its own, no plant in it, which I'll keep topped up while the heating's on during the winter. And they don't like temperatures below 60 deg. F.
Mine sits on a coffee table, gets ignored for weeks on end, does get sun and, so far as I can see, is perfectly happy. Fortunately it can read the plant books :-)
21 Nov, 2009
I thought someone would say something like that! I just want to make sure mine's looking great for Christmas, Moongrower - its stunning at the moment. Does yours have those really shiny waxy leaves and the red spathes currently?
No Bamboo, had them a couple of months ago... Used to have one in my previous office which was huge!
there is another Anthurium which looks similar and is easier to keep, but it doesn't have the very shiny, waxy leaves.
What a fabulous lot you are! The first reply from Bernieh arrived before the ink was dry on my original post. GoY is undoubtedly developing into the premier gardening forum on the Net and the quality of the membership cannot be faulted.
Thanks again folks, I am in your debt.
Bernard with compliments like that you can ask questions all day and every day :-)
Bamboo, mine would have shiny leaves, I think, if I wiped the dust off them lol!
Ah, I know that one...
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