The Marian Seefurth is one of the earliest varieties of anthurium developed by the University of Hawaii. It produces a beautiful pink flower and it was released all the way back in 1963. It produces close to seven flowers a year, but it is susceptible to blight. Fortunately, it displays some resistance to anthracnose.
On our farm, our Marian Seefurth’s tend to be a little more susceptible to fungal issues with their foliage than some of the other varieties that we grow. The standard solution to this problem is frequent applications of fungicide. But rather than load up on the fungicide we try to keep things under control by spacing these plants a little further apart for better air circulation, removing heavily infested plants and carefully adjusting moisture levels.
How did the Marian Seefurth Anthurium get its name?
It was named after Marian Seefurth, who was the wife of Nathaniel Seefurth who made a generous donation to the University of Hawaii to further anthurium research.
Pink symbolizes grace and youthfulness. So Pink Anthurium Flowers make an ideal gift for a joyful friend who is the epitome of youthful innocence and gentility. Our flowers grow on a small farm on the island of Hawaii that is only a few miles away from the Kilauea Volcano. Each of these lovely Pink Anthuriums costs only $3.50 per stem. While our Pink Marian Seefurth Anthurium Plants are priced at $29 per top cutting.
There are many varieties of pink anthurium. They can range in color from light pink to dark pink and they can be solid colored or mixed with other colors like white and green. You can even find then in standard, tulip, butterfly or obake shapes. Some of the amnicola hybrids are even blight resistant, so as you can see there is a great deal of variety in the pink anthurium category.
Obake varieties that are pink include Kimi, Anuenue and Le’ahi. Standard pink varieties consist of Marian Seefurth, Shibori and Blush Bride, while Lady Beth is the primary tulip variety. A pure pink obake does not exist, as by definition, obakes consist of two or more colors. The majority of pink obake varieties are colored pink and green.
Pink Anthurium Plants
Pink anthurium care is really straight forward. They require a growing environment that is heated between 70 and 80 degrees. Humidity should be as close to 100% as possible. They thrive on bright, but indirect sunlight. Full sunlight will burn their delicate flowers and leaves. When growing them in dry environments, mist them with water twice per day. This will give them the moisture that they require.
As long as your plants are in a potting soil that drains rapidly, they should be watered on a daily basis. You must ensure that any excess water is removed immediately. If your potting soil retains moisture you will have to be more judicious about watering, you will need to make sure that the soil dries slightly between waterings or your plant may experience root rot.
Prune away leaves that are turning yellow or dying, but make sure you don’t remove too many leaves. Fertilize once per year with a slow release 5-10-5 fertilizer or something close to that ratio. Use about a quarter of what is recommended on the label or less. Under fertilization is preferable to over fertilization.
Pink Anthurium Arrangments
In anthurium arrangements, pinks go well with many of the other pastel colors such as purple or green. They also look great with white colored varieties. The main thing to keep in mind is the relative size of the flowers. Tulips are small and should be arranged with other tulips, while obakes are large and should be arranged with other obakes. And of course standard pinks should be arranged with other medium sized standard varieties.