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ANTHURIUM (WHITE HEART)

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Carol Cloud Bailey

Family

Araceae

Botanical Name

ANTHURIUM(WHITE HEART) PPAF

Plant Common Name

Anthurium

General Description

Few hybrid anthurium can match the stunning beauty of White Heart. Its remarkable flowers have pink spathes that rise from large, milk white spadices. They hover just above the lush, heart-shaped leaves of rich green. This compact, blight resistant hybrid was developed by Oglesby Plants International, Inc. in Altha, Florida for the commercial houseplant, interiorscape and tropical landscape markets.

This clump-forming plant has large, thick, heart-shaped leaves. The showy flowers are produced throughout the year as long as growing conditions remain favorable. Each bloom consists of a pink finger-like floral column (spadix) surrounded by a huge milky white (spathe). When they first emerge, the blooms are glossy and green. Female flowers are at the base of the spadix and male flowers are towards the top. This cultivar produces little pollen, so female flowers rarely produce fruit.

Bright indirect light, high humidity and moist but well-drained medium are required for good growth and flower production. Water and fertilize regularly during the growing season, and make sure outdoor plants are shaded from hot, intense sun. Anthuriums are grown as landscape plants in the tropics and prized as houseplants or tender patio plants in temperate climates. Their fabulous flowers are long-lasting and beautiful when cut for arrangements.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    11 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Pink

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Bold

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Houseplant, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No