[Anthurium andraeanum Michigan] AKA Painted Tongue Plant, Tail Flower. 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.
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.
Our size guide applies to both plants and planters.
The diameter range for each is based on the following:
Plants: the total nursery pot diameter (exterior measurement)
Planters: the opening diameter (interior measurement)
Plants: The stated height for any given plant is from the ground up, so will always include the nursery pot.
Plant & Planter Fit: To find a planter for your chosen plant, start with the corresponding size category, e.g. plant size S - go to Small (S) planters.
Example 1: your chosen plant size states M | 60 | 21. This is a Medium size (M) with a height of 60cm and a nursery pot diameter of 21cm.
Go to Planters size category: Medium [21 - 29cm].
You will need a minimum planter opening diameter size of 22cm.
Example 2: your chosen plant has a nursery pot diameter of 29cm. Though this falls within our Medium range (21-29cm), you will need to look at 30cm + planters - taking you into the Large Planters category [30 - 39cm].
- We deliver ourselves (no couriers) to London / M25 zone only
- We deliver 7 days a week, including weekends!
- We don't offer next day delivery (you may be lucky though!)
- Just have to have it? If it's a planter OR a large order you especially want and you're outside the M25 boundary, it never hurts to ask!
- Before you submit an order, please consider your building access!
Orders over £50.00: FREE
Orders under £50.00: £6.50
We deliver 7 days a week. Yay!
Delivery lead time: up to 7 working days. *Date availability based on order volume / schedule. We will contact you prior to delivery to check on date / time.
Our delivery team will not ask you to sign for deliveries and will maintain social distancing. We'll look to place smaller orders on your doorstep for you to take indoors. For larger plants that need to be brought inside, we'll be happy to help subject to our building access assessment.
See full Delivery Notes here
PLANTS: We have a 14 day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your plant(s) to request a return.
NON PLANT ITEMS: We have a 30 day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to request a return, provided it’s unused with original packaging and in a re-saleable condition.
We love our plants and we want you to be nothing short of delighted with your purchase.
We're with the plants from arrival with us to you, giving them the care and attention they need; so we're confident nothing will come to you sub standard.
If however you’re unhappy with your plant purchase for any reason, contact us within 14 days with your order number for a refund or exchange, provided you’ve been following our care instructions.
See refer to our full Returns Policy here