Anthurium Red (Flamingo Flower)
- Plant Care
Anthurium is a genus of about 1000 species of flowering plants, the largest genus of the arum family, Araceae. General common names include anthurium, tailflower, flamingo flower, andraeanum, and laceleaf.
Anthuriums are one of the most popular tropical flowers with a long vase life of about six weeks and even more depending on the variety and season. The heart-shaped flower of Anthuriums is really a spathe or a waxy, modified leaf flaring out from the base of a fleshy spike (spadix) where the tiny real flowers grow. The anthurium flowers appear as a roughness on the spadix as compared to a smooth spadix.
They have leafy bracts which may be white, yellow, red, pink, orange, or green. Being popular foliage plants, Anthuriums are grown for their attractive flowering bracts which are popular with the cut flower trade.
Bright, Indirect light, keep away from direct sunlight.Allow the top layer of soil to dry out slightly between watering.Any good potting mix that drains well. The ideal potting soil is light, fluffy, and has to drain well.15 - 30°CUse a fertilizer with a ratio of 5-10-5. A higher phosphorus number is ideal for ensuring a good balance between foliage and flowers.
Anthurium andraeanum is poisonous to both humans and animals. Care must be taken with small children and pets. If they ingest any part of this plant, they will immediately start to have difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, and blistering in their mouth and throat.
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