My aroids don’t bloom all that often. So when they do, it is worthy of celebration.
This growing season I have had three of my Anthuriums produce inflorescences. This summer has been relatively cool and moist, which I am sure is a driving factor. I have shown pictures of my favorite species, Anthurium scandens before. It continues to send out tiny inflorescences for me year-round. This summer has been no exception.
Anthurium paraguayense is a bird’s nest style Anthurium with large leaves that have wavy margins. The inflorescence is quite boring, but on the plus side, there were two of them – the second about 3 weeks after the first. Had I been more proactive I could have saved pollen from the first inflorescence and tried to pollinate the second. Next year!
Anthurium verapazense is becoming one of my favorite Anthurium in my collection. The leaf shape is really nice and it puts out leaves at a pretty fast rate, compared to several of my other plants. I was expecting another boring green inflorescence and was really happy to find this vibrant magenta spadix!
I guess I should be watching for pollen on the off chance that I get another inflorescence to follow in the next couple of weeks.