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Anthurium andreanum

Flamingo flower

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Anthurium andreanum
  • Common name: Flamingo flower
  • Family: Araceae
  • Plant Type: House plant, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Pink

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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

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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.

How to grow Anthurium andreanum

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    40cm spread

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

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Anthurium andreanum and wildlife

Anthurium andreanum has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Anthurium andreanum poisonous?

Anthurium andreanum can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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