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Anthurium × rothschildianum

Flamingo flower

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourRed pink
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Anthurium × rothschildianum (Flamingo flower). This species has lance shaped deep green leathery foliage and will produce red spathes with white spots and bright orange, curly spadices.

A cross between Anthurium scherzerianum with Anthurium scherzerianum album.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub, Herbaceous or Epiphytic

Origin

France

Interest and use

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

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Needs

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

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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