Seed parent: forgetii
Pollen parent: magnificum
Widow's Peak is our name for Abe's hybrid of forgetii crossed magnificum. The new leaves emerge blood red, and stay that deep for quite some time. The sinus or "peak" has an overlapping quirkiness that we hope these offspring carry these traits as well.
We are so thrilled to offer these babies from a mother plant created here in 2020. The mother plant was crossed self, making it F2, and as these are hybrids, the seedlings could show an array of traits.
Each seedling will have 3-4 leaves.
Anthuriums are typically epiphytic and do well in a substrate with ample aeration- orchid bark, charcoal, coco coir, perlite, and things of that nature assist with aerating your substrate so it is not too dense and holding too much moisture. It is always best to play around with what substrate mixture works best for your environment.
Anthuriums can survive in lower light conditions, but prefer at least 6 hours of bright, indirect sunlight each day. We grow our seedling under shade cloth, outdoors, for reference. Harsh, direct light may burn the leaves, and very low light could stunt growth and prevent flowering.
Anthuriums do well to always have a slight level of dampness, but not constantly soggy.
Anthuriums thrive in a humid environment. If you live in a more naturally humid area like we do, here in Central Florida, outside may be a good spot to keep them. Airflow is essential to prevent water build-up on the leaves, which can lead to fungus.
Anthuriums are found throughout Central and South America. As of today there are 18 sectional groupings of anthuriums, with each section presenting similar defining traits. We most often offer anthuriums from the cardiolonchium and branchiolonchium sections. Interestingly- these two groups have been successful in crossing and we have two sectional crosses we are eager to grow out.