Anthurium Species, Faustino's Giant Anthurium

Anthurium faustomirandae

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anthurium (an-THUR-ee-um) (Info)
Species: faustomirandae
Additional cultivar information:(aka Faustino's Giant)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Smooth

This plant is resistant to deer

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

N/A

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Fresno, California

San Jose, California

Big Pine Key, Florida

Boca Raton, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2 reports)

Loxahatchee, Florida

Miami, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Holualoa, Hawaii

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jan 3, 2014, ryt2ber from Coconut Creek, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

mine grew so slowly it made me just hate it.... just my two cents...

Positive

On Dec 28, 2011, plantaholique from Sarasota, FL wrote:

This plant is a massive stunning specimen. Each year the new leaves get larger and larger. There is one at the Gaylord Hotel in Orlando that is as big as a tree, with a large trunk and leathery leaves about 6' x 6'. When I got mine it was about 2' tall with leaves twice the size of the common anthurium. After 5-6 years the plant is 5' x 5' with leaves about 3' x 2.5', and its sculptural shape and massive leather leaves stop everyone in their tracks. It lives in a protected pool cage under palm trees, and though I have moved it into a heated area in the winter in the past, it is too large to move now, so I will have to make a tent for it this winter!

Positive

On Jan 15, 2008, ExoticRainforest from Siloam Springs, AR wrote:

According to one of the two botanists who named this species, the correct spelling is Anthurium faustomirandae.

Dr. Tom Croat of the Missouri Botanical Garden purposely shortened Faustino Miranda's name to "Fausto" for the purposes of naming this species. Dr. Croat responded to a question in this regard on the internet discussion group Aroid l with this comment to Derek Birch, editor of Aroideana, when Derek corrected the spelling of the name, "You are correct. I deliberately shorted the name to faustomirandae because Fausto is a shortened version of Faustino." There are many misspellings used on the internet but if you check any of the scientific plant sites such as TROPICOS or the International Plant Names Index you will find the spelling is correctly Anthurium faustom... read more

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