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Anthurium scherzerianum ‘Rothschildianum’

Flamingo flower

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Features

  • BloomsJanuary to December
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Spread3m to 5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourRed-yellow and white
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Anthurium scherzerianum ‘Rothschildianum’ (Flamingo flower). This cultivar has red spathes with white spots and yellow spadices held over dark green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Epiphytic

Origin

Costa Rica, Guatemala

Interest and use

A popular choice for a houseplant. The sap is a skin irritant.

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessTender (min 11°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich, Loamy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

These plants prefer a temperature between 16 and 22 degrees celcius, with moist, humus rich soil, in semi-shade.

Propagation

Divide in spring, or propagate by seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects, aphids and root mealy bugs.

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