Anthurium – Tropical Garden G

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Featured Plant in Garden G - Anthurium

1) General Information:

Location on Property: Jungle Shower, Garden G

Scientific Name: Anthurium spp.

Region of Origin: 

Type: Beautiful & Useful

Anthurium Hawaii
Anthurium Hawaii

General History: In 1889 the first anthurium was brought to Hawaii from London by S.M.Damon. After 100 years of cultivation and hybridization, the Hawaii anthurium is considered Hawaii's principal ornamental export.

In 1959 Hawaii produced 2.6 million flowers and by 1980 the anthurium production in Hawaii peaked at 2.5 million dozen flowers. Hawaii shipped anthuriums worldwide to Italy, West Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, and the U.S. mainland.

2) Plant Uses:

  • As Food:¬†na
  • As Medicine: Use of anthurium in steam for the discomforts of¬†arthritis¬†and rheumatism.¬†You cut up the leaves boil it in a pot and have the person sit on it in a chair with a blanket. The person sweats and the medicinal properties enter the body through the open pores. It is also¬†useful as a poultice for muscle aches and cramps. You take the leaf and wrap it around your neck or your back and at the end of the day, just peel it off.
  • WARNINGS: The anthurium is listed in the University of Florida's "Guide to the Poisonous and Irritant Plants of Florida." All parts of the plant contain calcium oxalate crystals that are highly irritating to the skin and soft tissues.
  • Other Uses:¬†¬†Commonly used as an ornamental plant in floral displays, or as houseplants

3) Growing Instructions

  • Anthurium Plant
    Anthurium Plant

    Growing:¬†Anthurium likes wet moist shady rainforest weather. Anthurium grows in many forms, mostly evergreen, bushy, or climbing epiphytes with roots that can hang from the canopy to the floor of the rainforest. Anthuriums grow best with day temperatures of 78-90¬įF and night temperatures of 70-75¬įF.

  • Best time to Harvest: /
  • Sunlight Requirements:¬†Full Shade, partial shade, full sunlight
  • Soil Requirements:¬†Anthuriums grow on a wide range of soil types ranging from sandy loams to heavy clays. This particular plant needs highly organic soil with good water retention capability and good drainage. A layer of coconut husks, semi-rotted wood, or sugar cane bagasse may be used for mulching.
  • Propagation:
  • Controlling Spread:¬†/
  • Difficulties with this plant:¬†Avoid draughts and strong temperature fluctuations. Will not tolerate frost or freezing. Temperatures above 90¬įF may cause foliar burning, faded flower color, and reduced flower life. Night temperatures between 40-50¬įF can result in slow growth and yellowing of lower leaves.




Garden G Pre-Volcano Instructions

Garden G is home to one of Hedonisia Hawaii's most popular attractions, our outdoor Eco-toilet! Spanning from the edge of Pandora's Box to the edge of the Outdoor Shower, Garden G resides cliff-side to allow for nature to be the fourth private wall of your outdoor toilet and shower endeavors.

Garden Toilet
Eco-Toilet with a Garden View


  • Bathroom &¬†Shower Edge

Lodgings and/or Facilities in areas of the Garden:

This Decorative Garden has the following plants:

  • Ginger
  • Avocado
  • Awapuhi
  • Anthurium
  • Ti Tree
  • Croton
  • Aloe Vera
  • Coleus
  • Fish Pond w/¬†Water Lilies

Maintenance Activities For This Garden:

  • Main Weeds:¬† Climbing/Choking weeds¬†&¬†Albizia Trees
    • Cut down baby Albezia's when you see them crop up. Verify before cutting, ask someone if you're not sure.
    • Use a Kama to cut the climbers and choking weeds at the base to kill them
  • Identification and Labeling:
    • Update plant pages if any are added or deleted from the garden.
  • Borders & Maintenance:
    • Keeping the concrete borders and rock borders free of weeds and mosses is easy and can be done weekly during Spring/Summer, and bi-weekly during Fall/Winter 15 minutes during a shift.
    • Remove cliff-side weed trees that overhang the Eco-bathroom roof.
    • Add fragrant decoratives that thrive on shady moisture on the cliff in the back toilet and shower garden.
    • Maintain private views from all areas - while keeping proper airflow
    • Thin out weeds (every 3 months)
    • Trim branches and leaves that start to encroach into toilet or shower areas
    • Keep climbing plants trimmed back if bothersome and re-pot for transfer
    • Maintain bamboo privacy separators by fixing them when needed
    • Plant Citronella in Eco-toilet Garden for mosquito repellent
    • Add soil & weed around Anthuriums and Crotons
    • Trim black Awapuhi leaves to make room for new leaves to grow without allowing them to become too sheltered
    • Scrub bamboo if it begins to get moldy to encourage healthy growth
    • Rake gingerly between each area keeping it neat and presentable
    • Clean shower gunk that runs into the garden using a hose or scoop up if a lot
    • We also collect wood shavings when shaving for projects to use as decorative mulch in non-food beds. Guava inhibits plant and weed growth. Use in decorative areas only.
  • Harvesting:
    • Check with the director first about topping a tree or if you have any ideas for new plants in this area.


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