Myself with my sister, at our mums Cigar-and-Port birthday party. She choked a bit on the smoke as I took the last photo :p
The best I can do for a better photo is this shot I took at a different time of day, which lets you see a tad bit more of the plant in better lighting.
I had considered A. crenatum for a short while, but the general shape of the leaf and flowers that I found on the internet seemed very different. The leaves of my plant have profoundly smooth margins, as opposed to wavey/scalloped, and the flowers seem different in that they don’t extend far from the base of the plant and don’t have the same proportions. It may have something to do with the plant’s age, or perhaps this is a hybrid (which may explain my troubles) - you never know.I can’t seem to add another photo to this, so I might just dig up an old photo I have of the flower going to seed, and post it later.
This plant is almost forty years old as far as I know. It was given to my mum and her parents by a plant breeder back in the 1980’s, when my grandparents ran a garden shop down in Woolloongabba. We call it ‘the monster’ because mum can’t remember what it is. By the look of it, I can only guess it is some sort of Anthurium, but I simply can’t find any information about it online.
It is absolutely bucketing, and there’s even some hail and lightning, so we’re stranded in the truck for now.