Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Interesting Anthurium Event
A few days ago Mr Subjunctive over at PATSP posted a picture of an Anthurium that he had tried to cross pollinate and he was hoping he was seeing seed formation.
Last night I noticed something odd on my Anthurium.
I think those are seeds.
[They look kind of, well, gross. If these were on an animal I'd be calling the vet. They're on a plant so I should be calling.... um... the plant doctor?]
I did NOT cross pollinate. In fact I only have the one Anthruium. I like it. It's a nice plant. I wouldn't mind more IF I HAD ANYWHERE TO PUT EXTRA PLANTS.
So what do I do with the seeds? Do I cut the flower off and send them to the compost bin? Do I wait for them to ripen and try to start them? And then do what with the seedlings? I'm running out of room for new plants.
If only I had a conservatory. I can picture it now - an addition on the second story (over the first floor addition someone put in a while back). Windows on three sides - East, South and West. Skylights that open to let the heat out during summer. Tile floors to trap the heat during the winter. And more than a few plants. Ahhhh.
Now I just have to convince The Husband that this would be a good expense.
I bet he'll expect up to complete the bathroom remodel first.