New Pink Anthurium

Anthurium is a genus of about 1,000 species of flowering plants, the largest genus of the arum family, Araceae. General common names include anthurium, tailflower, flamingo flower, and laceleaf. It is a subtropical bulb that belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family and is native to South Africa. It is grown as a potted plant in most parts of the United States but can also be grown outdoors year round in warm areas like Florida. Anthuriums are herbaceous epiphytes native to tropical America, a genus of more than 800 species found in the New World tropics from Mexico to northern Argentina and Uruguay.

 

If you have visited before, you know I fell in love with potted anthuriums about 5 years ago.  These potted plants in the winter give me a living plant and lots of beautiful blooms. The anthuriums do not really have flowers, but spathes which are a type of leaf.  The red anthurium is most common, and all I have previously owned.  This year I finally found a pink baby anthurium.  It is almost half the size of previous plants.  I have bought most of my anthuriums at the Publix flower department close to my home.  The local Winn Dixie also has a flower department which is smaller and often looks sad.  I have a problem with stores that sell potted plants and do not water them.  Winn Dixie is one of the worst. All sorts of plants were for sale and all had never been watered since last week easily.  The potting soil is bone dry and the plants are dying.  They had stocked many plants for Christmas and now had them 1/2 off.  Today I took a chance and chose one that looked like it could be revived. Unlike the plants I bought at Publix these do not come with a pretty white pot but have gift paper around them.

 

 

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Air Cleaning Plants for Your Home & Office

Several decades ago I worked in an office building on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami doing social services.  There was lots of paperwork and I spent hours at my desk.  Most afternoons by 2 PM I had a headache if I spent the day in the office.  My mind was fuzzy. I had read about “sick buildings” and wondered if the building was the problem. No windows could be opened, and there was poor air circulation. What could I do? Since I often made home or program visits to complete paperwork or to monitor my clients, I began to arrange some visits daily and if possible, made many visits in the afternoon.  I no longer had headaches. I was lucky that I did field work as most office workers and homeowners do not have the luxury to leave.

 

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Tropical Anthurium & Roses

Anthuriums are herbaceous epiphytes native to tropical America, a genus of more than 800 species found in the New World tropics from Mexico to northern Argentina and Uruguay. The anthurium is also known as Painted Tongue, Flamingo Flower (Flamingo Lily) or Tail Flower.They are grown for their brightly colored flower spathes and their ornamental leaves.

 

 

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Getting Ready For Fall Brown Birds and Boston Fern

Usually I go for simple decorating; sometimes it is just a household plant. Today I am sharing a favorite late summer early fall look, a cream and brown graphic runner and a house plant, a Boston Fern. It is coming to the end of summer, and I am getting ready to travel north to visit family in Michigan.  My friend will come by and water my houseplants while I’m gone. After months of bright, humid heat, a break up north is a treat.  I often go in August. The break gives me incentive to finish the hurricane season, as I look forward to the cooler temps of winter. A pretty table will welcome me home. Read More