Flamingo Flower

Anthurium | Rating: 2 votes | Print / Pdf

A thousand sub-species flocking together under one name, but they're not all pink.

The Anthurium, or Flamingo Flower, is the parent name for a sub-species of almost 1000 different plants. It’s a bushy, evergreen plant that flowers with brightly coloured blooms atop single stems. They do need to be grown indoors in the UK, as they can’t cope with our cold climate, so they’re mostly seen in conservatories. A little tricky to successfully grow, the effort is definitely worth the reward for such an exotic looking plant. Be aware that all parts of the plant are toxic if ingested.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Avoid eating this plant, or you may have mild stomach upset. Its sap may irritate your skin.
Height [m]
  • 0.3 - 0.7
Spread [m]
  • 0.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Varies
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid winter
  • Late winter
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
  • Mid autumn
  • Late autumn
  • Early winter
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Compact
  • Upright
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Varies
Heat zone
  • Varies
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Exotic, house plants & other
  • House plants
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Containers
Garden spaces
  • Cut flowers
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years