Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 302

Full Length Research Paper

Plant performance of Anthurium andreanum as affected by shade conditions and different conventional nutrient sources

Nuchhungi Khawlhring
  • Nuchhungi Khawlhring
  • Department of Horticulture, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, Mizoram University, Tanhril-796009, Aizawl, Mizoram, India.
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James L. T. Thanga
  • James L. T. Thanga
  • Department of Economics, Mizoram University, Tanhril-796009, Aizawl, Mizoram, India
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F. Lalnunmawia
  • F. Lalnunmawia
  • Department of Forestry, Mizoram University, Tanhril-796009, Aizawl, Mizoram, India.
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  •  Accepted: 26 July 2011
  •  Published: 01 February 2012

Abstract

Investigation was done on the performance of Anthurium andreanum plant as affected by shade conditions as well as the effects of different conventional nutrient sources. Anthuriums were planted on beds containing a media of cocopeat, charcoal and vermicompost. The beds were constructed under two shade conditions, that is, shade house (netlon with 75% shade) and natural tree shade. Different sources of nutrients such as NPK, biofertilizers, cattle manure, pig and poultry manure were supplemented. Better performance in terms of consistent growth as well as taller plant heights were obtained from those grown under shade house. Under shade house, NPK and biofertilizer application resulted in best performance of plant height whereas cattle manure treatment resulted in tallest average plant height under tree shade.

 

Key words: Anthurium, shade effect, nutrient sources, plant height.