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February 2016

Anthurium

Anthurium Andreanum

The Anthurium is certainly exotic and striking. With their open, heart-shaped flowers and tropical      nature, it's no wonder that Anthurium have come to symbolize hospitality. Their irresistibly long-lasting flowers will definitely give your work environment a dash of colour all year round. The flower has an arrow shaped and highly polished leaf normally red in colour and an almost unreal looking appearance, which may get people wondering if the plant is genuine or artificial. The flower spike itself is always straight. In the backdrop of this picture are dark green leaves.

Interesting facts and symbolism:

In Greek, the name Anthurium means tail flower.
Anthurium symbolizes hospitality. It is also used to indicate happiness and abundance.
Anthurium plants sap can be irritating to the skin and eyes.
It’s the ideal container plant.
Minimum water usage.
Perfect for patio’s and indoor spaces.
Wiping the leaves off with water will remove any dust and insects.
Height / Spread  - The Painter's Palette can reach 60cm in both height and spread.
It will produce long lasting flowers all year round.
Anthuriums come in shades of red, white, pink, orange, green and variegated.
Anthurium is commonly used as cut flowers in Switzerland, Australia, Japan, Russia, USA, Netherlands, etc
 

Care instructions

Put in a little and get back a lot!

  • Remove dead and unsightly foliage and faded or brown flowers.
  • Good light is needed, but you must always avoid direct sunlight.
  • It does need a reasonable level of humidity in order to thrive. Regular misting will help with this.
  • Make sure to water your Anthurium plant regularly, but do not over water.
  • Only water your Anthurium when the soil is dry to the touch.
  • Do not over water the Anthuriums as it may cause root damage and yellowing of the leaves.
  • Avoid draughts and strong temperature fluctuations.