Anthurium andreanum

Anthurium andreanum

Flamingo flower

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Anthurium andreanum
  • Common name: Flamingo flower
  • Plant type: Houseplant
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 60cm

Spread: 40cm

Flower colours:
  • Red
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Partial shade, Full shade
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Irritates skin, Irritates eyes, Harmful if ingested

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