anthurium

20 Dec

anthurium 004Today we’re having our first snow — just a light dusting, but temperatures are below freezing and winds are gusting at 40-50 mph.  At times like these, Midwestern gardeners must content themselves with flowers that bloom indoors.

Anthurium is one of those dependable, easy to care for plants that produce flowers sporadically throughout the year.   The flowers are the yellowish spike in the center of the colored leaf, or bract.  This one is small compared with many varieties, producing flowers that are seldom more than an inch or two  across, but a welcome sight on cold dreary winter days.

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