COVID-19 and Caring for my Anthurium Warocqueanum
With all that is going on right now, it makes it difficult to know what to write about in this blog. I am still caring for my plants and have received some new ones. I would like to just hide in my grow tent until this horrible virus goes away. My plants just keep on growing like crazy without a care in the world. The people in this community on the other hand have emptied the shelves of toilet paper, hand sanitizer and now they have moved onto hoarding of food. Stores have reduced their hours so soon there will be no more 24 hour grocery stores. I was scheduled to take another pottery class but now that has been cancelled. My son’s school has been cancelled for the next 3 weeks. This is just not a fun time and I wish things would go back to normal but I know things will probably get worse before they get better.
So now onto some plant stuff to take our minds to a better place. My Anthurium Warocqueanum is doing very well right now. I know some growers struggle with this plant and I almost lost mine at one point. I received this plant back in 2018 from NSE Tropicals before everyone started going crazy for aroids. It was a lot smaller and I really didn’t know how to care for it at first.
Back in summer of 2018, I was growing this plant in my south facing sunroom and this plant almost died from a missed watering and it didn’t do generally do well in the heat of the sunroom. The plant lost all of it’s leaves and I didn’t think it would come back but it surprised me.
I soon placed this plant in the small grow tent to help speed up the growth and that worked really well.
And then when I took her out of the small tent in summer of 2019 to put back into the sunroom I noticed the beautiful long leaf she had grown.
Here she is when I brought her back in the house in December of 2019:
And now here she is in March of 2020: