Anthurium is a flowering plant in the largest gnus of the arum family, Araceae, that has about 1000 species.
It is also given names such as Anthurium, Tailflower, Flamingo flower, Boy flower and Laceleaf.
This plant is grow native in Americas and distributed from northern Mexico to northern Argentina and part of the Caribbean.
Anthurium plant has a great air purifying effect, especially on formaldehyde, ammonia and volatile organic gas.
The harmful substances in building could be reduce by 50$ within 24 hours by placing several Anthuriums.
One more great advantage of an Anthurium plant is its blooming shelve lift is very long in time.
Anthurium often grow as epiphyte on other plants.
Some Anthurium plants are terrestrial.
Anthurium contains calcium oxalate crystals, therefore it is poison to eat.
The sap is irritating to the skin and eyes.
Anthurium Plant Care:
Temperature between 16°C - 22°C (60°F- 72°F)
Any dust and insects can be wipe off with water.
Anthurium is best grow in indirect light.
The plant will grow faster with more flowers as the brighter the indirect light it takes.
Direct sunlight will burn the leaves.
Anthurium requires soil to be free draining with ability to hold some water. Having Anthurium as houseplant, one may mix potting soil with orchid soil or perlite in a half and half ratio.
Water Anthurium once the soil is dry to the touch.
The Anthurium root ball can be difficult to re-wet once it gets too dry. If, for instance, the root ball becomes really dry, soak the root with the pot in water for an hour then it should be able to rehydrate it.
Use fertilizer that has a higher phosphorus number (the middle number) and fertilize once every three to four months will be enough for the plant.
White Anthurium: Innocence and Purity
Pink Anthurium: Motherly Love, Compassion and Femininity
Red Anthurium: Love, Passion, and Admiration
Green Anthurium: Power, Growth, Hope and Freshness
Purple Anthurium: Royalty, Spirituality and Passion