Anthurium andraeanum Linden ex André

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Anthurium
Synonym: Anthurium venustum Sodiro
Common Name: Not available
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Throughout the year
Distribution: Native of South America
Habitat: Grown as garden plant
Uses: Ornamental
Key Characteristics: Anthurium andraeanum, commonly called flamingo lily or painters palette, is native to Columbia and Ecuador. It is an epiphytic evergreen tropical perennial of the Arum family that is most noted for its attractive waxy, palette-shaped, bright red spathes and contrasting dark green foliage. Drooping, heart-shaped, dark green leaves arise in a clump on long stems from the plant crown and are attractive year around. Each axillary flower features a creamy yellow spadix enclosed by a large, flat, waxy red spathe. Flowers are long-lasting. Flowers may appear throughout the year in optimum growing conditions. Fruits rarely appear on indoor plants.