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Boy Flower

Anthurium

Description:

Anthurium flowers are small (about 3 mm) and develop crowded in a spike on a fleshy axis, called a spadix. This spadix can take on many forms (club-shaped, tapered, spiraled, and globe-shaped) and colors (white, green, purple, red, pink, or a combination). The spadix is part of an inflorescence, the outer portion of which is known as the spathe. The spathe may be a single color (yellow, green, or white) or possibly multicolored including burgundy and red.

Habitat:

Houseplants or indoors, moist soil. They thrive in low light.

Notes:

This is one from my mum's garden, she has about 5 different colours. They grow under the trees and don't get much sunlight. Boy flower is not what she calls them but she can't remember the name so if anyone can tell me what common name they know please tell me so I can pass it on to her!

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Megs18
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Megs18

4551, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Apr 15, 2012
Submitted on Apr 15, 2012

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