Massive Anthurium leaf!!

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Troppoz

Massive Anthurium leaf!!

Post by Troppoz » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:48 am

This is a real picture, not photoshopped in any way! :shock:
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No it didnt come from Pandora :wink: Apparently its growing in a private garden in Panama at 2000m ASL but was originally collected from Andean highland rainforest in Columbia. Its supposedly unidentified but possibly Anthurium metallicum. Coming from such a highland provenance it makes me wonder how cool tolerant it is.

It certainly wouldnt grow in my lowland tropical garden, Ive tried a few highland Anthurium species here and all they do is slowly fade away, so unfortunately Ill never have one... :(

acphm

Re: Massive Anthurium leaf!!

Post by acphm » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:14 am

In general tropical anthurium and philodendron don't like temperatures under +15ºC but don't need very high temperatures, 20-22ºC are perfect for them and 30ºC aren't fine. They are good plants to grow at home if you control humity.

Troppoz

Re: Massive Anthurium leaf!!

Post by Troppoz » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:25 am

Albert it all depends on whether they originate from lowlands or highlands. Ive grown Anthurium scherzerianum outdoors in inland southern Australia which has quite brisk winters (average maximum 12c and heavy frosts), and I grow numerous Anthuriums here like cubense, schlectandallii, mcdougallii etc in my Darwin garden that thrive in the equatorial heat where you could count on one hand the number of days per year under 30c.

With over 1000 species and a wide distribution Anthuriums live in a divers range of habitats so you really cant generalise. icon_thumright
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fern Rob

Re: Massive Anthurium leaf!!

Post by fern Rob » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:25 am

Wow, that would take most of my garden up, but if i could grow it I would it looks great.

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