Huge, pink cold-hardy anthurium (Anthurium Oaxaca)

love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)August 12, 2013

Is anyone growing the beautiful large, pink-flowered Anthurium Oaxaca? From my reading, I have learned that it is a huge, drought and cold tolerant anthurium. It easily reaches four to six feet tall (!) and has huge pink blooms. It will not survive a hard freeze, but will tolerate temperatures very close to freezing. It is native to Mexico and is an easy-care, less fussy, tolerant anthurium.

Wellspring Gardens has it on sale right now: $2.99 plus shipping on eBay and $4.95 plus shipping on their website:

Item on eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Anthurium-Oaxaca-Large-Pink-Flowers-Live-Plant-Indoor-tropical-spath-lily-/121148401200?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0amp;hash=item1c3501e630

Item on Wellspring's website:
http://www.wellspringgardens.org/servlet/the-284/Anthurium--dsh--Oaxaca/Detail

Here is some more info on the plant:

http://www.kallus.com/aroids/anthurium/anthoaxaca.htm

http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/10626-anthurium-ornatum-or-oaxaca/

Yes, I bought one.

If you have this plant, please tell me how it does for you? How do you have it potted? Do you get many blooms? How long have you had it and how big is it now?

Stay cool,
Carol in Jacksonville

Here is a link that might be useful: Google Images - Anthurium Oaxaca

This post was edited by love_the_yard on Mon, Aug 12, 13 at 14:33

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tom123_gw(9b)

Looks very interesting, Carol. Sorry, but I don't know anything about it.

I saw a bunch of bees on it in one photo. That suggests that it has a lot of pollen. I wonder if hummingbirds and butterflies would like it.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 9:30AM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

I don't know Tom - I haven't found any of my other anthurium to be big attractors of bees, butterflies and hummers. So I'm not sure it will add anything but color. But anyone who really knows me, knows that I cannot resist a pink flower - especially the promise of a huge pink flower - the credit card practically takes itself out of the wallet. I will post pictures when I get it. (The plant I bought will probably be only 3" tall - the vendor promises 3-8" - so yeah, hold your breath for that photo! :) )

Carol

    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 10:38AM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

hi
that's a very good price for anthuriums must be very small?? i just got burned on a mail order so being extra cautious lol. noted thay also had the 3 colored which I'm looking for good luck gary

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 6:26AM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Gary, you're right, it will probably be eensy-teensy. The listing says 3-8" tall, so I knew going in that it wouldn't be big. But as far as the sale, I was thinking that the reduced price was due to end-of-season and a surplus.

I thought long and hard about the Anthurium 'Tricolor'. I even had it in my cart, but ended up not buying it. It stays on my Wish List for next year. Many (Most? All?) of Wellspring's plants come from AgriStarts, by the way, so you can go to the AgriStarts website to get a better look at plants that Wellspring sells. I linked the Anthurium page below.

I'm so sorry you had bad luck with the seller. I have had great experiences with them in the past. Their plants are small, but I know that going in and am happier to get them inexpensively. These won't ship for another week (also stated in the listing, so not a surprise/disappointment). I'll update when they come in.

Carol

Here is a link that might be useful: AgriStarts' Anthuriums

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 8:39AM
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wallisadi

picked this one up years ago......nice....lots of pups....!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 6:23PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

WOW! That is magnificent! I love the huge leaves, I love the dark purple, I love the size. Is that an Oaxaca? If not, please tell me about the flowers. That is one cool plant!

Carol

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 6:38PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

carol
wasn't this co but it was a florida co. lol bought a rare palm and had a lot of damage to all but one frond . rest of the order was deleted so ended up paying 40 bucks for one very small plant. had a very good root system so decided to keep it and appears to be recovering . Fingers crossed lol package was not damaged so they must have sent it out this way. Reinforced my rule of buying something without seeing it first lol
Wellspring certainly has an interesting catalog may risk it again lol Thanks for the info and link!!
wallisadi which one of the gazillion types of anthuriums is this?? Sure is a beauty gary

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 4:12AM
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wallisadi

no clue, was sent in error to the store, vendor requested them back, but I bought one first....many years ago. it's a climber, mother plant got to almost three foot before unpredicted cold snap this last spring. recovered nicely, but lost a bit of its height.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 7:57AM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Gary, I read that string of posts about your palm order - I remember seeing it - don't remember in which forum - but thanks for the warning. I will let you know how these look when the plants arrive.

Walli, really do love your plant. Has it ever bloomed for you? What color? If it has a big bright pink flower, there's a chance it is the Oaxaca. Good for you for grabbing one before the recall - I love it!!

Carol

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 1:15PM
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wallisadi

had to search my pictures, last years bloom....

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 1:56PM
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sultry_jasmine_nights (Florida 9a)

What a gorgeous plant wallisadi!!

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 9:08PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Plants arrived today - I had five different plants in this order. All five plants arrived in great shape. Each plant was in a separate paper bag with a stake to keep the plant from shifting and leaves crushing against the top of the box. Plants were described as 3-8" high in listings; all plants were 11-12" tall (including the 3" pot). Here are photos of the newly arrived Anthurium Oaxaca. She has three nice leaves and a root system that has filled the starter pot. For $2.99 (sale price), I'm very happy. I'm off to pot her up!

Carol

Right at 11 inches:

    Bookmark   August 22, 2013 at 4:48PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Walli, I keep forgetting to comment on your beautiful plant. I have never seen a spathe like that. It is a gorgeous color and mimics the leaf in the previous photo. I don't know what plant it is, but I sure want one! What a cool bloom. And I would love to play with the seeds from that spadix. If anyone knows the name of Walli's anthurium, would you please post it?

Thanks!
Carol

    Bookmark   August 22, 2013 at 5:11PM
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wallisadi

Have four if you want one, will trade for can of corn.....:). Love Wellspring gardens. Have eleven lemon eucalyptus in the garden now, ten from them. Nice healthy, well shipped plants!!!

    Bookmark   August 22, 2013 at 5:57PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Hi
Looks like a nice plant especially for that price. Almost ordered some but run accross a false bromeliad that I've been wanting for years .Blew my whole budget lol
Wonder if they are really that cold tolerant?? Good luck!! gary

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 2:35AM
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eric_9b(z9b Orlando)

They are cold hardy for brief dips to low 30s and to about 28-29. This is under tree canopy with no frost. But they do not like sustained cold like the 2009-10 winter. We had one outside at Leu Gardens in a very protected spot and the 2009-10 winter killed it even though the absolute low we had was 29F.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 8:01AM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Eric, thanks - I really appreciate the info. I will be sure to bring mine in during the freezes.

Walli, I will contact you via email in the coming week. I would be so grateful to do a trade with you - I hope I have something, anything, that interests you in return. (Better than a can of corn?!) :)

Carol

    Bookmark   September 8, 2013 at 6:12PM
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morningloree(9b)

I realize this is an old thread, but I believe Wallisadi's Anthurium is called Red Beauty. It is not easy to find. The leaves are large, emerging red, then turn green. I also ordered Oaxaca and Miami Beauty from Well Spring Gardens earlier this year. They were small, but healthy. Not the fastest growers!

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 11:07PM
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