The Anthurium “Flamingo Flower” or “Boy Flower” plants < both names refer to the structure of the flower > is an unusually striking plant.
These easy-care indoor plants produce beautiful, long-lasting, waxy, heart- shaped “flowers” which are really modified leaves called “spathes” throughout the year. spathes come in red, pink, white, and salmon and can be used in cut flower arrangements .
This anthurium is perfect for the living room or Reception Desk in an office or even as a center piece on a table .
They immediately emit a warm glow and change the mood of your place .
Temperature: Anthurium plants prefer temperatures 75°F-85°F (23.9°C-29.4°C) during the day and about 10° cooler at night. Temperatures below 50°F (10°C) slow the growth of leaves and flowers.
Lighting preference: like as much bright indirect light as possible, but no direct sun. If there is insufficient light, an anthurium plant produces fewer flowers and becomes thin and straggly as the leaves stretch toward the light.
Irrigation of water: Water well and then allow the top two or three inches of soil to dry out before watering again. Over-watering causes yellow leaf tips and under- watering causes brown leaf tips.
Humidity: The flamingo plant loves a high humidity level so place preferably in a warm place but not above radiators. They enjoy a daily spray using either rainwater or tepid water.
Fertilization and feeding: During the growing period add plant food for flowering plants regularly when watering, but do not feed in the winter. In the winter keep the Anthurium in a cool and dry place for about six weeks. During this time new flower buds will form.
Flowering : Quickly remove fading or dying flower spathes as soon as they appear.
Soil: Use a rich, organic, loose potting soil that contains some mulch and sphagnum moss. The soil needs to drain quickly to prevent root-rot.
Pot Size : Anthurium plants are found in 4,” 6,” and 8″ containers. These plants like to be root-bound, don’t rush to put them into a larger pot.
Pruning : Prune faded or dead flowers and leaves as soon as they appear.
Saftey : Anthuriums are very poisonous plants with a #3 toxicity level. Please keep them away from small children and pets.
Special Feature : Air Purifying
Flamingo lily or Anthurium (Anthurium andraeanum) was part of the NASA Clean Air Study and found to be effective in improving the air quality by eliminating formaldehyde, ammonia, xylene and toluene.