Saturday, June 23, 2012

Antherium

This plant was a gift and I failed to get it's name. It sits in our family room blooming all the time and still I don't know it's name. Why?
I forgot to ask.
Then I did and a kind person from a warmer climate gave me the answer. 
Glad I asked.

12 comments:

daxkitten said...

Probably because you don't live in a tropical area. The plant is an antherium...quite prolific in Hawaii. We had them in our garden.

Susan

daxkitten said...

By the way, how do you know Robert and Nancy?

Heidrun Khokhar said...

Thanks for the name. I shall change my title.

Dee said...

Dear Heidrun, I've had to learn to ask so many things either because something is new to me--as this plant was to you--or because I've forgotten what I once may have known. It's astonishing really how little is in my brain! Peace.

Snowbrush said...

Most houseplants are from the tropics and can be bought in cold climates. I'm just below the 45th parallel, and I see these in stores quite a lot. If I recall correctly, they like a pretty even temperature range and enjoy an occasional misting. I do this when I clean house simply by taking all 20 of my indoor plants and turning on the shower. I like to think that it makes them happy.

Cheryl said...

They are beautiful, I have one in my lounge.
My daughter had them in her wedding boquet with orchids.......

Sandra said...

i have seen this plant many times here, but never knew the name. it is beautiful

Honest Abe said...

I have seen them but never really knew their name.

Linda G. said...

I wouldn't have known the name of this plant, if someone hadn't told me. It has a very pretty flower. The plant looks very healthy. You must be taking good care of it!

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Jenny Woolf said...

I've seen those growing wild in sub tropical places, not to mention many other plants which I have only ever thought of as "house plants".

I do think it looks rather strange, as if it is sticking its tongue out! :)

George said...

This is a beautiful plant, regardless of the name. Your photo is excellent.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's beautiful! Yes, I'm glad you asked too. :)