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 .
The origin of the Aglaonema is Southeast Asia and belongs to the Arum family. The plant is found in the subtropical rainforests under the dense foliage. The plant grows slowly and the shelf life of this plant is very good and the plant also works to purify the air. The Aglaonema requires little maintenance.
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 23.9°C-29.4°C during the day and about 10° cooler at night. Temperatures below 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. Spraying ensures that the Anthurium gets even more flowers and leaves.
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. It is of course possible that your Anthurium will become too big for the pot it is in. If this is the case, it is best to wait until spring and then start repotting. Make sure that the new pot is 20% larger than the old pot.
Pruning : Prune faded or dead flowers and leaves as soon as they appear. So you make sure that the plant lasts even longer. It is actually logical
Toxicity : 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.
if the leaves of the plant got discolored , this can have the following meanings:
- If the leaves have a yellow glow, this means that Anthurium will probably get too much direct sunlight, so it is better to move the plant to a place where the sun shines less directly.
- Does the Anthurium suffer from brown leaf edges? This can mean that you get Anthurium too much water or too little water. You can feel this from the status of the potting soil. Is the potting soil dry? Then water more regularly.
- Finally, green flowers indicate that your plant gets too little sunlight and you should therefore place the plant closer to a window or place it more in the sunlight.