Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Anthurium no. 0514 "Lauren Ipsum"

I wasn't nuts about Lauren's first bloom, which seemed like an ordinary red / yellow and flipped its spathe back besides.

It got a little more interesting when the spadix started getting red polka dots to match the spathe, but that never wound up being pretty, just a little odd.

The second bloom was much better. The color was more interesting, it was less ragged around the edges,

and when the spadix started changing color, it did so more smoothly. (It stopped short of going completely purple, though.)

The flowers are pretty small, but a third one is about to open, so they're at least coming along relatively quickly, and the second bloom still looks good, a month after it opened. So Lauren has potential. I wish the leaves were a little more thrips-resistant,

but the overall shape is nice and compact,

and the new leaves are fine. Though I don't feel like the bloom color and new leaf color coordinate very well.

Overall, a definite keeper, and I'll move Lauren up to a 6-inch (15 cm) pot just as soon as I figure out a place to put her.


Virginia Burton said...

I get most of your puns, but Lauren Ipsum has me stumped! I admired your Johnny Lufschachi pun; although I was too old to watch the show, I certainly heard its name often enough.

mr_subjunctive said...

Virginia Burton:

Per Wikipedia --

In publishing and graphic design, lorem ipsum (derived from Latin dolorem ipsum, translated as "pain itself") is a filler text commonly used to demonstrate the graphic elements of a document or visual presentation. Replacing meaningful content with placeholder text allows designers to design the form of the content before the content itself has been produced.

The lorem ipsum text is typically a scrambled section of De finibus bonorum et malorum, a 1st-century BC Latin text by Cicero, with words altered, added, and removed to make it nonsensical, improper Latin.

Virginia Burton said...

Thank you! I'd figured it was a drag queen's name!

Saby said...

I like her colours a lot, the slightly purplish lipstick red and the white-then-purplish spadix are simply delightful. I do hope that she makes larger blooms as she matures, or at least gets to pass her good traits on.