Red Anthurium - PiccoloAnthurium andraeanum
[ Pot Size: 4'' | Height: 15'' - 16'' ]
Native to South American rainforests, these blooming plants are recognizable by their glossy leaves and waxy blooms. Anthurium are also known as “Painted Tongue” and “Flamingo Flower” for their tongue shaped, waxy red flower spathes. This anthurium comes hand-delivered planted in a container of your choice with decorative Spanish moss, ready to display upon arrival. PlantShed hand-delivers plants anywhere in NYC, 7 days a week.
- Geographic Origin: The Americas
- Features: Long-lasting foliage
- Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate
- Great For: Medium Sunlight
Plant Care Guide
Bright indirect light is best for colorful, long-lasting flowers. Do not place in direct sunlight. Plants have a tendency to lean towards the sunlight, so rotate every few days to maintain upright habit.
Allow top inch of soil to dry before watering so check about twice a week. Do not allow plant to sit in standing water, as this may cause rot to form. To improve humidity, set on a tray of pebbles and water.
Level of Care
Needs a little extra care. Just be sure the plant is in bright indirect sunlight and never let the soil dry out. Prune off expired blooms to help the plant focus on new growth.
Anthurium is particularly effective at removing harmful household chemicals like ammonia and formaldehyde.
To get the best blooms, use a fertilizer that has a higher phosphorus number, and only fertilize when the plant is actively growing.
Anthurium should be kept in stable temperatures, ideally between 70-80 degrees. Avoid drafty areas, especially below 60 degrees or in areas prone to frost.
Anthuriums prefer a coarse, well-draining All-Purpose potting soil. To improve humidity, set on a tray of pebbles and water during the winter months.
Pruning & Propagation
Pinch off expired blooms to encourage a longer flowering period. Plant is often tossed out after blooming because it will go through a dormant period. During this time, low temperatures, less light, and dry soil will help the Anthurium produce more spectacular flowers in the spring and summer. To propagate, plant leaf cuttings from new growth.
Sorry! Anthurium is toxic to both pets and humans if ingested.