Plants and Flowers of India and Pune Anthurium Flamingo Flower

Anthurium is native to America. It is also called as flamingo flower, tailflower, Flamingo-lily, laceleaf. In Greek, the name Anthurium means tail flower. The plant contains calcium oxalate which is poisonous. Anthuriums need a well drained soil. These days It is planted usually in Cocopeat.  The spathe is usually heart-shaped. The flowers are on the spadix above the spathe. Anthuriums need full shade and can also be grown indoors in a brightly lit area. Anthurium need high light but do not tolerate direct sunlight. Water the plants sparingly about once or twice a week. If the leaves turn yellow or brown it may be a sign of over watering. Hence a good strategy would be to allow the soil to dry slightly before watering. Anthurium comes in the following colors Orange, Red, Pink, Black (Dark Brown), Purple, Green, White, Dark Blue, Light Blue, Cream, Shaded, Bicolor, Mango Color (Yellow). Every 4 months give a dose of Epsom Salt 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salt in a gallon of water. For Colors of Anthurium see Kalani Tropicals and Style Craze also TNAU Agritech Portal Anthuriums can be propagated by Stem Cuttings, Division, Seeds and Tissue Culture. This plant is available in Plant Nurseries of Pune.
Anthurium, flamingo flower, tailflower, Flamingo-lily, laceleaf
Summary
Sun Exposure: Full Shade, No direct Sunlight, But they need a bright area
Max Height: 20 Inches
Drought-tolerant: No, Water sparingly, twice a week
Propagation Methods: Stem Cuttings, Division, Seeds and Tissue Culture
Bloom Color :  Orange, Red, Pink, Black (Dark Brown), Purple, Green, White, Dark Blue, Light Blue, Cream, Shaded, Bicolor, Mango Color (Yellow). Kalani Tropicals and Style Craze also TNAU Agritech Portal
Foliage: Green
Duration: perennial
Flowering Season: All year round
Invasive potential: Not Invasive
Pests and Diseases: Powdery Mildew, Aphids, Spider Mites: Check EDIS, My Agriculture Information Bank, Pest Management For Anthuriums
USDA Hardiness Zone: 10a to 11
Maintenance:  Low

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