Anthurium Plants and species are a widely sold as indoor plants. A. andreanum or ‘Flamingo Flower’ is one of the most popular indoor plants. Anthurium scherzerianum is also called the ‘Flamingo Flower’.
Care and Growing Hints
Naturally epiphytic and while requiring moisture Anthurium also require a well drained growing medium.
Seen as an indoor plant in all but tropical climates, Anthurium are fairly easy to grow and are valued for producing long lasting white, pink, red and mauve to lavender flowers.
Flowers very are popular in the cut flower industry. Grow Anthurium in a well drained soil, a temperature of 25-32°C with a watering regime that lets the soil almost dry out and then give the plant a thorough watering. Lots of light bit not direct sunlight.
After a few years Anthuriums will form aerial roots, generally time to repot and divide. These aerial roots can be planted below the surface.The best time to repot Anthuriums is in spring or autumn, when the weather is warm, but not hot.
A good slow release fertilizer would be appropriate. In summary: So in cooler climates, indoors and warm, in warmer areas, outdoors in the tropical climates. Filtered light wherever you grow them and dryish winters.
Species and varieties
Anthurium Flowers are also known as the “Flamigo Flower”. Try Anthurium warocqueanum one of the best, or Anthurium dussi one of the largest.
Anthurium plants are available for sale from the following suppliers
Wide range of Bromeliads, Nepenthies pitcher plants, Anthuriums and Tropical Rhododendrons or Vireyas. All available for sale by mail order from Riverside Bromeliads and Denali Bromeliads.
Anthuriums for foliage
A. crystallinum, A. regale and A. faustinomirandae are mainly grown for their foliage unlike their relatives.
- Anthurium crystallinum has large deep green rounded foliage contrasted with with heavy white veins, an excellent plant for foliage in tropical climates, or indoors.
- Anthurium faustino-mirandae (fausto’s giant) has large glossy foliage.
- Anthurium regale has velvety heavily veined foliage that can reach nearly 2m in length.