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Anthurium 'Purple Plum'

Family Name: Araceae
Common Name: Purple Plum Anthurium, Purple Plum Tailflower
Semi Shade Moderate Water Indoor Plant Ornamental Flowers Creeper Herbaceous Plant


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant, Creeper
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic

Description and Ethnobotany

Others - Plant Morphology Cultivar Background: Product of a breeding program carried out in Florida in March 1993. Female/ Seed Parent is Anthurium andraeanum ‘Pink Aristocrat’ (patented). Male / Pollen Parent is an unnamed proprietary Anthurium hybrid known only as code ‘No. 167’.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Landscape Uses Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting, Flowerbed / Border
Thematic Landscaping Naturalistic Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth, Glossy / Shiny, Thick
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Margin Entire
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 3.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Monocot)

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Unisexual Flowers
Flower & Plant Sexuality 2 Monoecious
Flower Colour(s) Purple, Red
Inflorescence Type Spathe & Spadix
Flowering Period Free-Flowering
Flowering Habit Polycarpic

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Master ID 379
Species ID 1675
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Species record last updated on: 24 February 2022.