Anthurium crystallinum

pbunchOctober 5, 2008

I had a nice piece of luck today. We were down at the Medellin botanical gardens and found a nice Anthurium crystallinum in the associated nursery. For about US$ 8.50 we picked up a largish plant with 5 large leaves and a couple of new ones coming. I've been wanting one of these for years but did not want to try to baby one along in San Diego.

Happy, Happy...

Phil

Medellin, Colombia

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bihai(zone 9)

You will love it. Mine has leaves that are over 2 ft long and almost as wide. Its a really nice plant when it matures.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2008 at 7:38PM
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pbunch

I have already become quite fond of it. What I thought was a second new leaf is turning out to be an inflorescence.

I think I actually have three of these. My brother-in-law collected several small Anthuriums with similar leaves near the Rio Claro. He had them potted in a heavy mix and they sat around for years hardly growing at all. I repotted one into a coir:rice hull (1:1) mix several months ago and it threw a much larger leaf.

I was thinking it was a smaller, very slow growing species. At this point I'm thinking they are stunted Anthurium crystallinum. I guess time will tell.

Phil
Medellin, Colombia

    Bookmark   October 11, 2008 at 7:26AM
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pbunch

This plant is really neat! I'm watching the full development of a leaf for the first time. I did not realize they start out so small.

BTW is this plant a selfer?

    Bookmark   November 13, 2008 at 6:16PM
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