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Anthurium Plant

Updated on October 2, 2010

Anthurium or Flamingo Flower is a large genus of flowering plants. They are native to the tropical forests of Central America and South America. This article will show you how to care for them and propagate them further.



Anthurium plants require a regular watering. Allow the soil to dry slightly before watering again. If you notice brown or burnt leaf tips, the plant isn't getting enough water. They also like getting misted.


Although Anthuriums require a lot of sunlight but not direct light. So place them where they will get bright indirect sunlight.


The plant grows best in warmer temperatures and will suffer in colder climates.


Anthurium requires loose soil that is able to retain some moisture in it.


They don't require a frequent re-potting as they like to be a little root bound.

Moss Pole

Provide a support for the foliage varieties to cling to.


You can grow new Anthurium plants through cutting, division and planting aerial roots. Water thoroughly after the process and also before starting the propagation in case you are applying cutting and division methods.

Interesting Facts about the Anthurium Plants

The name Anthurium means "tail flower" in Greek.

They are also known as Boy Flowers due to their shape.


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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      Glad you liked it Barbara!

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      Barbara_tenBroek 7 years ago from Dayton, Ohio

      Very nice hub thank you