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Feb
01

All About Anthuriums

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The are two groups of Anthurium grown in greenhouses. The only ones you’re likely to see in the garden center are the flowering varieties with their multicolored spathes and red or yellow tail-like flower spikes. They will flower any time of the year, provided they are healthy.

You might also come across a few of the large-leaved, deeply veined foliage types.

Foliage Anthuriums are mostly found at specialty greenhouses or through online nurseries. To grow them, it’s best to replicate conditions found in tropical zones. Keep them in very high humidity and warmth, and provide a climbing support if necessary. Read More→

If you’re looking for plants to spice up your garden or home, consider the many fruiting varieties of tropical plants that can be germinated from seeds in fruits sold in your local supermarket.  The main advantage of germinating fruit seeds is that you may grow plants that eventually produce fruit of their own.  However, even if your plants don’t produce fruit, they will provide some variety to your home.

Many of these plants, being tropical, require a lot of heat to thrive.  If you don’t have a greenhouse, you may have to content yourself with a plant that only produces leaves and never flowers.  If you want to try your hand at serious tropical plant gardening, it’s wise to have a dedicated building to retain heat and humidity. Read More→

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