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Anthurium is a genus of herbs often growing as space parasiteson other plants. Some of them grow on land as well. Place your potted anthurium next to a bush or tree to create a thicket-like effect.

Scientific Name: Anthurium

Common Names: Tailflower, Flamingo flower, Laceleaf

Flower Colours:deep red, witheach flower lasting about 6 weeks

Bloom Time:throughout the year, in three-monthly cycles

Maximum Reachable Height: 2 to 3 ft

Difficulty to Grow: easy to grow


Too much watering may cause root rotting; make sure soil is well-drained.
Remove dead and unsightly foliage and faded or brown flowers.
Use a peat moss base.
In winter, anthurium plants need a 6 week rest periodat 15C, with little water. This allows the plant to flower profusely again in the following season.
Sunlight: Anthuriums need full light but not direct sunlight.

Soil:They thrive in moist soils with high organic matter, but can grow in a variety of other soils too.


Water your anthurium thoroughly, but allow it to dry slightly between waterings.
Do not over-water the anthuriums as it may cause root damage and yellowing of the leaves.
Fertiliser:Fertilize the anthurium plant about every other month.

Precautions: All parts of the plant contain calcium oxalate crystals that are highly irritating to the skin and soft tissues.

Ornamental Use:Anthuriums are grown for their brightly colored flower spathes and their ornamental leaves.

Medicinal Uses:

flower ash reportedly used to treat boils
crushed leaves rubbed on caterpillar sores
in China, reportedly used for rheumatic pains

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