Spathiphyllum flower

Sara Silva sarasilva at altavista.net
Fri Sep 8 07:57:20 EST 2000


Thanks a lot, Monique. It would be really nice, but I don't think any of
the flowers have set fruit. I'll wait for a while longer, though.

See ya,
Sara

Monique Reed wrote:
> 
> Without seeing it, it would be very hard to tell which cultivar of
> Spathiphyllum you have.   There has been a lot of interbreeding,
> making determination in the absence of a label a bit problematic
> sometimes.
> 
> The "flower" on a Spath is actually a collection of very tiny flowers
> with a large, white bract underneath the inflorescence.  You have two
> options:  you can cut away the spent flower stalk, or, if it appears
> that some of the female flowers have set fruit, you can leave the
> inflorescence in place to see what the fruit will look like.  (Look to
> see if any of the little bumps on the finger-like flowering axis are
> swelling).
> 
> M. Reed






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