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Anthurium (Any Color) - Plant

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The anthurium red plant has a bright pink, a tube-shaped flower that sits on the end of a long stalk. The plant is often called the flamingo flower for its resemblance to the bird.
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Anthurium (Any Color) Plant
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Description for Anthurium (Any Color)

Plant height: 5 - 9 inches
Plant spread: 6 - 10 inches

This product does not have the flowers at the time of shipping. Afterward, the plant will bloom and it could be of any colored flower.

Anthuriums are herbaceous epiphytes native to tropical America. Anthurium is a genus of more than 800 species found in the New World tropics from Mexico to northern Argentina and Uruguay.
The leaves are often clustered and are variable in shape. The inflorescence bears small flowers which are perfect, containing male and female structures. The flowers are contained in dense spirals on the spadix. The spadix is often elongated into a spike shape, but it can be globe-shaped or club-shaped. Beneath the spadix is the spathe, a type of bract.
Anthuriums are grown for their brightly coloured flower spathes and their ornamental leaves. In Greek, the name Anthurium means tail flower. The plant s stem lengths may grow to a height of 15-20 inches depending on the size of the spathe, i.e., the bigger the spathe, the longer the stem.
Its leaves are usually simple, large, attractively coloured and borne on long stalks. The flowering stalk is slender, ending in a fleshy column crowded with many uni-sexual flowers. They have leafy bracts which may be white, yellow, red, pink, orange or green.

Common name(s): Tailflower, flamingo flower and laceleaf
Flower colours: Any color
Bloom time: All Season
Max reachable height: Up to 1.5 feet
Difficulty to grow: Medium

Planting and care

Anthurium can be propagated by seed or vegetatively by Suckers and stem cuttings. In the commercial Anthurium trade, most propagation is via tissue culture. The most important aspect of caring for an anthurium plant is moisture control.

Sunlight: Partial shade
Soil: Coarse and well drained. 1:1:1 ratio of peat moss, pine bark and perlite.
Water: Medium
Temperature: 20 to 30 degree C
Fertilizer: Use liquid fertilizer throughout the growing period or pellets in the spring. New plants should not need fertilizer for at least a few months, and if you use it, opt for a diluted 3:1:2 fertilizer.

Caring for Anthurium

  • Anthuriums need a high light but not direct sunlight.Remove dead and unsightly foliage and faded or brown flowers.
  • Use a peat moss base.
  • Do not over-water the anthuriums as it may cause root damage and yellowing of the leaves.
  • Avoid droughts and strong temperature fluctuations.
  • In winter, Anthurium plants need a 6 week rest period at a 15 degrees C with little water. This allows the plant to flower profusely again in the following season.
  • Pinch off the dead flower, leaving the stem and any remaining flower buds intact.
  • Dead flower removal prevents seed formation and encourages a new set of flowers on some aster varieties.

Harvesting

All season

Typical uses of Anthurium

Special features: The anthurium plant is grown as a houseplant in cooler areas.

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose. It generally kept indoors in a living room and in terrace area.

References

  • http://easybloom.com/plantlibrary/plant/flamingo-flower
  • http://www.ehow.com/info_8071815_uses-anthurium.html
  • http://www.theflowerexpert.com/content/aboutflowers/exoticflowers/anthuriums
  • http://www.ehow.com/how_8557733_keep-asters-bloom.html

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