Anthurium are non-native plants in Asia and Europe that grow to enormous heights.
Anthurium Forgetti A. c., Bloomin’ Granny Plant, is a type of aeonium that produces small, over-sized white flowers.
Anthurium are non-native plants in Asia and Europe that grow to enormous heights. They are most commonly found in hedgerows, beside roads, and by riverbanks.
These plants have to be treated in the same manner as those in Europe, and they are often called “African of the shrub”. A hybrid species named Cosmos Hodgsonae, is a variation on a larger species. This plant’s flowers are yellowish-orange with a white centre, and are larger than the mother flowers of anthuriums.
Birds lay eggs on woody debris that is found in perennial flowers such as anthuriums, and these are typically not eaten by fruit and flower eaters that occur in grassland and wetlands. Anthurium blossoms look similar to brooms and provide pollen for insects, corms of which are scavenged by bird-feeding insects, spiders, wasps, ants, rats, and birds. Anthurium spores are found in a variety of eucalyptus leaves, damp porches, and nearby riverbanks, and eventually these fall in land that was once a wet meadow. Because anthuriums are native to wet areas, they are also used as mulch by marshes and vegetated wetland areas.
Although anthuriums are an invasive species, they seem to grow rapidly because of the exceptional soil conditions that they find.
The main problem with both gardeners and developers is the need to control where these plants are planted, which can be frustrating and costly.
One homeowner in Canada spends about $600 a year to service the rhizomes of his beloved anthurium plants, and have to acquire specially resistant machinery and sprayers because they spread very quickly.
Some invasive plants are easy to control, but many more require rigorous root engineering and selective nutrient application by a trained nurseryman to reduce the plants’ ability to spread.
This problem is compounded by the conditions anthuriums rely on in an environment that are dry, sunny, and their gardens in which they thrive.
For easy control of anthuriums, the plant’s petals, or leaves, should never be disturbed. A thin pad of peat moss should be placed over the top of each plant to protect it from rain and to prevent gardeners from disturbing the plants.
The hottest times to control invasive species are spring and summer, when the weather is dry, hot, and sunny.