Anthuriums Flowers


Anthuriums are a wide varying species of plant. Currently there are almost a thousand known species of anthurium, however, it's been speculated that several new species are found every year. Anthuriums exist in many tropical climates, and are especially popular in Hawaii. However, of the few places where anthuriums are not cultivated, Asia is the main area where anthuriums have barely been introduced. Neither do the plants grow well there. One of the most popular anthuriums is the Flamingo Lily. It consists of usually a bright pink spathe, which is sometimes considered to be a flower, though it is actually more of a leaf, and then a large protruding spadix. The spadix can be one or more of any multitude of colours. The combination is particularly beautiful, and resembles a flamingo's bright plumage. The several different species of anthurium that produce blooms or brightly coloured spathes, are usually bred into hybrid species, to make a more colourful variety. The blooming anthuriums are popular as interior decorating and house plants, because of their vivid colours and preferred growth in shade. The hybrid blooms are also popular in bouquets, and tropical floral arrangements. The anthurium is also know as the Painted Tongue, or Tail Flower. The name "Tail Flower" comes from the Greek word; anthurium literally means "tail flower".

holding the end of the anthurium flower Dewi smile a the camera


ula Girl with anthurium bouquet multi colored

Growing Anthuriums

One of the great things about growing anthuriums is that they can grow in a very wide range of soils, from the sandy to heavier clay soils, although clay is still not the best environment for your anthuriums, and to ensure the best growth, lean toward soils with less clay. When anthuriums are planted, they have to be staked so that the plant has plenty of support when it starts to grow. Anthuriums require soil with excellent drainage, otherwise the roots will rot, as will the stems. Anthuriums do especially well in soils that are highly organic, such as being composed of mulched, semi-rotted wood, and coconut husks. Anthuriums also require a lot of light, although not direct sunlight, and removing dead leaves are a must for plant health. The anthurium is also not a plant that handle drought well, but it is also important not to over-water the plant. In the winter, anthuriums require a short period of rest at a temperature of around 15 degrees Celsius, with much less water. This ensures the propagation of many blooms in the warmer season. The rest period should last around six weeks.


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