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PlantFiles: Anthurium
Anthurium lucens

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Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anthurium (an-THUR-ee-um) (Info)
Species: lucens (loo-senz) (Info)

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive sieloff On Apr 10, 2011, sieloff from Indianapolis, IN wrote:

Typical cardifoliate Anthurium with leaves up to 18 inches in length on long stalks. Flower is a spadix. Female flowers mature first, followed by the male ones. The male flowers emit the odor of rotten oranges and attract fruitflies. Collect pollen or cross with another Anthurium when the female flowers are viable. The fruit takes a year to mature. Press seed out of the berries as they ripen and plant immediately on damp peatmoss. The berry juice contains calcium oxalate which can irritate mucous membranes, so wash hands after collecting seed. The seedlings will require constant moisture for at least their first year. This plant likes porous soil with a high organic content. Wood mulch, perlite and potting soil is a good mix. Temperature range is 60 to 80F.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Crescent City North, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Indianapolis, Indiana



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