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Plantgasm - I love plants too much. By Derek Powazek.

Queen Anthurium Revival


Back in May, I transplanted an ailing Queen Anthurium (Anthurium warocqueanum) from a pot where she was down to just one leaf. Because Anthurium grow in trees in nature, I decided to try mounting her on wood and moss. Since then, she’s improved dramatically. Three new leaves since the transplant, and she even hung on to the one from before. All hail the queen!

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I’m glad to see it recovered. Ha, it’s such a fun little plant and I like that you even mounted it. Hopefully it continues to do well.

Posted by Andrew Ablenas on 25 October 2011 @ 1pm

Did you use a foliar feed?

Apparently that comment is too short, nice to see someone using automatic filters to stop people being unfriendly and terse.

Not that I can think of anything else to say, except that the Araceae mostly look too waxy to get much through the foliage. I would expect deep forest floor and epiphytic species to have the ability to use the nutrients dripping off rotting stuff further up in the trees.

Posted by Pat on 26 October 2011 @ 4pm

Pat: About once a week I fill a bowl with filtered water and a very low dose of fertilizer and give her a good soak.

Posted by Derek on 26 October 2011 @ 5pm

I really need to find some of those Epiphytic anthuriums for myself! Where do you find this stuff anyways? I have a plain old anthurium in a dish garden but planted it where it’s roots can ramble over the rocks for a naturalistic look.

Posted by Steve Asbell on 30 October 2011 @ 6pm

That is definitely looking much improved. Keep us updated on how she does.

Posted by KM on 3 November 2011 @ 2am


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