Anthurium Andraeanum (Pink)
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- Anthurium is a genus of more than 800 species found in the New World tropics from Mexico to northern Argentina and Uruguay.
- The Anthurium is also known as Painted Tongue, Flamingo Flower (Flamingo Lily) or Tail Flower.
- Anthuriums are grown for their brightly colored flower spathes and their ornamental leaves.
- The flower has a spadix called the rat's tail that tapers off from the flower, giving it its characteristic appearance.
- The Flamingo lily is a native of Central and South America, mainly Colombia.
- Anthuriums prefer a mix suited for epiphytes.
- Something which is coarse, porous & rich.
- Use 1/2 peat moss or coco coir & 1/2 orchid bark; cymbidium orchid mix.
- Anthuriums like phosphorous.
- It’s good for the roots & flowers of a plant as well as the overall growth & health.
- The letters on a bottle or box of fertilizer are N-P-K.
- Phosphorous is the middle number so it’s best to have that be the highest number when it comes to anthuriums.
- You don’t want to fertilize houseplants in late fall or winter because that’s their time for rest.
- Don’t over-fertilize your anthuriums because salts build-up & can burn the roots of the plant.
- This will show up as brown spots on the leaves.
- Avoid fertilizing a houseplant that is stressed, ie. bone dry or soaking wet.
- They prefer moderate or medium-light & need this exposure to bloom.
- Near but not in a window is good.
- If the light is low, your plant will show little if any growth & there won’t be any flowering.
- Anthuriums are epiphytic just like orchids & bromeliads.
- They grow under the cover of other plants.
- If the light is too strong (like a hot, west exposure close to a window), your plant will burn.
- The more light & warmth, the more often yours will need watering.
- Because they’re epiphytes, don’t keep your anthurium constantly wet.
- They’re subject to root rot.
- Let it almost completely dry out before watering it again.