This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Those who know the great beauty of the Flamingo plant, Anthurium Scherzerianum, will be glad to know that a new beauty of this class has appeared under the above name that is likely to be quite as popular. A correspondent says: "The plant is an Aroid of tufted habit, with oblong, cordate, glabrous, leathery leaves, dark green above, paler beneath, and marked by comparatively few but prominent nerves; the leaf-stalks are ascending, cylindrically slender, and thickened at the top, the blade being attached, as it were, hinge wise, so as to allow of varying positions, deflexed or spreading. The flower-stalk is double the length of the leaf-stalk.
" Undoubtedly the plant is one of the most brilliant and remarkable discoveries of recent times. Those who remember what Anthurium Scherzerianum was on its first introduction, and what it is now, are justified in looking forward to the career of the present plant as of quite exceptional importance. The flower lasts in beauty four months, its color is most brilliant, and the plant is of easy cultivation. It grows at an elevation of from 3,500 to 4,200 feet, and a temperature of from 60° to 70° would suit it best".