An absolutely gorgeous flowering Anthurium plant species in the family Araceae that is native to Colombia and Ecuador. And those flowers are with you all year round too. "Hurrah, Flamingo!" we hear you cry. And you'd be right. Ideal for beginners.
Native to the tropical rainforest floors of South America.
Positioning + Light Needs
Requires plenty of light but will suffer if overexposed to direct sunlight. Avoid positioning next to radiators or draughty windows or doors.
Anthuriums like moist but not sodden soil. Water modestly when the top two inches of soil are dry. Water more regularly during warmer months but allow the soil to dry out between each watering; make sure the roots are never sitting in water for a prolonged period. Water less frequently during colder months.
Mist modestly a couple of times a week - only mist the leaves not the flower. Misting isn't a watering substitute; it's a means of going some way towards replicating the high humidity these exotic plants would be exposed to in their natural habitat. If you have a good spot in the kitchen or a regularly used shower room, all the better!
Use a high phosphorous fertiliser April to September (little and often is best).
Every 2 - 4 years should be fine.
Child / Pet Friendly
Not really, the sap is toxic to your skin and harmful if ingested.
Look out for
Yellowing leaves: either too much direct sunlight or possible overwatering.
Check soil: if dry, too much sun; if wet, too much water.