Response of Anthurium to the Different Planting Containers


Prof. Rubin L. Penpillo and Monica L. Ballano


One hundred twenty ready-to-bloom anthurium of different varieties were planted in clay pots and
plastic bags using chopped coconut husk as planting media. The objectives were to compare the agronomic
characteristics of anthurium cv. grown in clay pots and plastic bags, and to determine the cost and return
of each treatment. The treatments used are the following Factor A Four varieties of Anthurium : Baguio
Red(Vn. Manila Red (V). Baguio White(V ), Lady Jean (V) and Factor B two kinds of container; Clay pot
(C1Jand Plastic bag p2J The experiment was laid out in factorial (4 x 2) in a Randomized Complete Block
Design (RCBD) replicated 3 times with 5 pots per treatment per replicate. Results showed that the number
of suckers harvested for five-year period, Baguio White and Lady Jean both planted in plastic bags gave
the highest (102.00) and lowest (42.40) number of suckers, respectively. The most prolific year of sucker
production was observed in the third year and decline in the fourth year due to cutting back of the main
stem of the plant as they become tall and easily toppled down if left untouched. In flower production, the
highest peak was during the third year and the lowest during the first year. On the average over the five­
year period, Manila Red in plastic bags (15, 16) and Baguio Red in clay pots (13. 6) gave the highest and
the lowest number of flowers per year, respectively. Lady Jean in clay pots and plastic bags and Manila Red
in plastic bags appeared to show stability in flower production in 5 year period. Lady Jean both planted
in clay pots and plastic bags gave the highest return of investment of 125.11 and 114.83, respectively. The
highest return in investment was attributed by the price of suckers which compared to other three varieties
Baguio Red, Manila Red and Baguio White.