Anthurium Flamingo Flower (Red)
Red Anthurium Flamingo Flower Plants
Flamingo Flower or Anthurium does well with bright, indirect light and high humidity. These cheery flowers brighten up spaces indoors and look beautiful when placed in a matching brightly colored pot.
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The flowers are similar to calla lilies, peace lilies or even chinese evergreen. They consist of a spadix (vertical white part) surrounded by a bright modified leaf (spathe). The flowers vary in color from traditional red to pink, orange, white, green, purple and black. Flamingo flower prefers moderately bright light, and likes to stay moist without sitting in water or drying out excessively.
Anthurium Flamingo Flower does well indoors in a room that receives bright direct light, like an eastern or northern window sill. The flowers are bright red, thick and waxy and appear prolifically when given bright, direct light and kept moist. The plants don't like to dry out completely, but can also be grown exclusively in water. Flamingo Flower is happiest when given high humidity so feel free to mist the plant with a sprayer bottle at regular intervals. These delightfully cheery plants work well indoors near windowsills, especially in the kitchen or bathroom where there's naturally higher humidity.
History and introduction of Anthurium Flamingo Flower:
Native to Colombia, Anthurium Flamingo Flower belongs to the family Araceae which includes more than 100 genera and about 1500 species, mainly from the tropics. In 1889 the first Flamingo Flower was brought to Hawaii from London by Samuel Damon. After 100 years of cultivation and hybridization the Flamingo Flower is considered Hawaii's principal ornamental export; this exportation peaked in 1980. Many colorful varieties can be found today as a result, including: red, orange, white, green, purple, black and bicolor. In terms of propagation, Flamingo Flower can be grown from seed or cuttings. Plants grown from seed yield interesting color combinations and traits. Anthurium andraeanum is the Latin name for Flamingo Flower. Anthurium means flower tail, while andraeanum refers to Edouard Francis Andre, a 19th century French explorer who discovered the plant in the Andes mountains.