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Anthurium cordatum

Flamingo flower

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourRed pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green shiny

Description

Anthurium cordatum (Flamingo flower). This is an evergreen shrub with large dark green leaves which are arrow-shaped. Long curved, pinkish spadices are produced.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

N.S America

Interest and use

Foliage interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

When grown under glass grow in sandy, loamy soil with filtered light in the summer and full light in the winter. When grown outdoors grow in moist fertile well-drained soil, with full light.

Propagation

Sow the seeds as soon as they are ripe.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch our for scale insects, mealy bugs.

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