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Anthurium andreanum

Flamingo flower

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Key information

Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour

Red, Pink


Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Anthurium andreanum

Plant details

Anthurium andreanum, or Flamingo flower, is a spectacular plant, bearing dark green, glossy arrow-shaped leaves and painter's palette flowers in white, pink or red. It's native to tropical forest regions of South America, and so thrives in warm, humid environments.

It's typically grown as a houseplant in Britain, although plants may be moved to a sunny, sheltered patio in summer.

For best results grow Anthurium andreanum in good quality houseplant compost and keep well-watered. Feed fortnightly with a general houseplant fertiliser, and top-dress annually to refresh the compost.

Family: Araceae

Genus: Anthurium

Species: andreanum

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: Red, Pink

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Shade

Soil: Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Expert

Height: 60cm

Spread: 40cm

Flowering period: May to September

Reader reviews


What does February to February mean, as in.....
"Time to prune: February to February"
"Time to divide plants: February to February"
Does it mean anytime, or does it mean just in February?

Thank you x

flowering rose

I had this as indoor plant for a couple of years,a beautiful plant

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