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Anthurium Genus

Flamingo flower

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilPeaty
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Anthurium genus (Flamingo flower). These are evergreen upright climbing or trailing perennials, many of which are epiphytic with about 800 species. The flowers produced are beautiful red spathes which grow above broad green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Shrubs, Herbaceous or Epiphytics

Other common names

Heart flower, Tail flower

Origin

N.S America

Interest and use

Grown for the foliage in some cases and others for their bright flowers.

Cultivation

Frost tender, min 15C. Prefers bright light in winter and indirect sun in summer; needs a fairly moist atmosphere and moist, but not waterlogged, peaty soil.

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects, aphids and root mealy bugs.

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