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