Flamingo Flower (Anthurium andraeanum)


I found this Anthurium planted in volcanic rock at Smith and Hawkins last evening. I couldn’t resist it.

I have it sitting in a copper pan of water.

Anthurium plants want filtered bright light. Place Anthuriums on a desk or counter where the house lights are on most of the time or a few feet away from a bright window.

They will not flower if the air is too dry or too cold. If the flowers have too much green or you don’t have flowers in them give the Anthurium more light.

It is a tropical plant and will not tolerate cool temperatures. Keep it between 60’F to 90’F if you can. It will tolerate occasional temperatures into the low 40’s, but only occasionally and only if the plant is healthy to start.

It will do much better growing in soil than it will on the volcanic rock. Soils high in peat moss are best.

Water it often, like most peat loving plants it’s a swamp plant and doesn’t like to go dry.

It is native to Columbia and Ecuador. The ones you find in nurseries are most likely hybrids bred in Hawaii

In perfect conditions it can get to be about 3′ high