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ANTHURIUM, A FLOWER WITH HIGH MARKET VALUE

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Vasini Bai, A woman innovator from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, has developed ten varieties of Anthurium, a flower with high market value, by cross-pollination.

About Anthurium

  • Anthurium (Anthurium spp.) is a vast group of beautiful blooming plants available in a wide range of colors.
  • The plants of the varieties are having high demands due to its use as indoor decorative plants.
  • Anthurium helps in purifying the surrounding air and remove harmful airborne chemicals like formaldehyde, ammonia, toluene, xylene, and allergens.
  • NASA has placed it in the list of air purifier plants.

Salient features of the Anthurium varieties are

  • Large beautiful flowers
  • Different colors of spathe and spadix
  • Long stalks
  • Better shelf life
  • Good market value
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