Estimated delivery time : Third week of January
|Latin name:||Anthurium andreanum|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||Yes|
|Flowering:||January - December|
|Growing Height:||40 - 50 cm|
As soon as possible after delivery you can plant Anthurium in a flower pot. Choose a pot with holes in the base and a saucer, so that any excess water can drain away. Or use an ornamental pot into which the water from the inner pot can drain.
Or, sprinkle a layer of hydro pellets over the bottom of the pot, cover with fresh potting compost and plant the root ball of the Anthurium at the right depth. Fill the pot with more compost to just below the rim of the pot (room to water) and press firmly down.
Water generously immediately after planting and put the pot in a cool spot in the (part) shade – avoid draughts.
DIY: Bare rooted Anthurium in water
Create yourself a natural setting with a bare-rooted Anthurium in water, by following these easy steps:
- Use a large bucket.
- Remove the plant from its culture pot and carefully rinse off the soil between the roots with the bucket under a lukewarm tap (to catch the soil and not clog your sink). Cold water would shock the roots too much, and your hands won’t get too cold either if you use lukewarm water.
- Filll the (glass) vase with water (room temperature) - just so deep that the roots are just below water level.
- Choose a lovely, bright spot in your home for this lovely creation. It’s just that easy!
Here’s an extra tip: avoid limescale deposits in the vase by using bottled water (plain, not bubbly) instead of tap water. Bottled spring water (or mineral water) also contains minerals that will help nourish the plant.
You may be more familiar with the orangey red or white anthurium but there are more and more shades available nowadays. These flower for really long time and the shiny foliage is also attractive in a lovely pale green.
Anthurium come originally from the tropical rainforests of South and Central America.
Anthurium is classified under Araceae. The name is from the Greek anthos (flower) and oura (tail). Its common name is Flamingo Flower plant.
These plants are characterised by their distinctive cup-shaped manner of flowering. The flower is actually a spathe which surrounds the small inconspicuous pink flowers that develop along the centre spadix within the bract! They last a long time because of the ripening process of the berries on this spike which takes about 6 months.