Anthurium Red

$30

The Anthurium, aka the Tail Flower, Flamingo Flower, or Laceleaf, is the world’s longest blooming houseplant, with blooms lasting up to eight weeks! Generally found in the wild across the warmest parts of South America and the Caribbean, the Anthurium is one of the most striking houseplants. The vivid red, pink, yellow and other colours are not actually its flower, but a spathe - a brightly coloured leaf! The actual flowers are tiny little things on the spike in the middle of the spathe.

They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They will do well in medium light, but will grow faster and flower more prolifically with brighter light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to underwater or give the soil a check before you water again.
They like a high humidity environment, give them a mist daily or as often as possible. Alternatively, you can put them around a humidifier. Although they won't die if they don't receive enough humidity, their leaves may have some dry, crunchy, or yellow edges.
To encourage flowering, place the plant in bright, indirect light and dilute a liquid fertilizer to half-strength to feed the plant once a month in spring and summer!

The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

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