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Anthurium andraeanum

Oil cloth flower

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  • Anthurium andraeanum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Anthurium andraeanum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsMarch to February
  • Height0.5m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourGlossy red
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Anthurium andraeanum (Oil cloth flower). This is a tall upright plant that will produce tall shiny spathes which are red in colour and last for a few weeks. The leaves are heart-shaped and large as well as being glossy and leathery.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Epiphytic

Other common names

Painter's palette

Origin

Equador, Columbia

Interest and use

Indoor.

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  • Anthurium andraeanum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Anthurium andraeanum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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

Aphids and red spider mites can be a problem.

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