Apart from its difficult name - I always find it difficult to pronouns or spell it correctly. Ant, Thursday and something that ends with an aquarium. Well it is not like that... Even the blooming time and care is quite challenging. If they get too much sun - the leaves get burned but if they don't get enough sunlight - the flower never seemed to bloom. What a paradox!
Nevertheless, these Aroids are from a family that comes with another host of other plants that have almost the same type of flowers and foliages - in this case the flower that have a cup-like-hood with a stick attached to it. I guess breaking it down to laymen terms is much easier to understand that putting it with many different terms that it is just plain difficult as to say - Wordplay. (Guess, I'm no mood to play games when these stubbornly refuse to bloom) The good side of the blooms is that these blooms last for many weeks to enjoy and they are indeed worth keeping (compared to orchids where they still don't bloom and when they do - they flowers last almost for a week or two)
Anyway, I do not have any tips to offer for these. I do consider myself not so successful as they don't seemed to bloom according to my command (well, I don't consider myself lucky for this one) I guess the right lighting and placement makes a lot of difference which in a way its quite difficult as my garden is very much directed to the shaded side. I still love these - they do compliment well with my Caladiums, Dumbcane &Syngonium (Arrowhead plant) Somehow those are very much foliage featured and this one is very much - the flower side. I guess fertilising makes the difference. I haven't handling that part of gardening very well. (Guess it must be a phobia when every time I put some fertiliser - something in my garden dies - so I rather have a plant being alive in the garden but flowers rarely rather than dead)
Well, What do you think? Would you have this plant in your garden? What is your success secret? Do share.
These are the moments where I spend time with nature, where in essence I find & seek God in my quiet time, and along the way came this chronicles of my tropical container garden.
Please feel free to comment your thoughts and share your experiences, even a simple note is very much appreciated. Thank you and Enjoy !!