The classic Anthurium with a cute purple twist! The bright purple blooms make a statement amongst the sea of dark green heart-shaped leaves. They dance above the foliage in beautiful clusters. Anthuriums are a great beginner plant and make wonderful housewarming gifts.
Grow Pot Size: 4” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 10-14” Plant Care Level: Easy
The bright ornamental colors are sure to boost your mood! Choose to practice self-care and meditation while checking in with your Flamingo Flower.
Anthurium ‘Purple’ Care Tips
Other Common Names: Flamingo Flower, Tail Flower, Painted Tongue Plant
Binomial Name:Anthurium andraeanum
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright, indirect
Water: Allow top 2” to dry
Pet Friendly: No
The Anthurium ‘Purple’ Story
Where is it from? The Anthurium is native to the tropical forests of Colombia and Ecuador. Preferring the warm and humid spots up in the trees of tropical rainforests.
Who is the Anthurium ‘Purple’? This brilliant Anthurium is affectionately known as the Flamingo Flower amongst florists and those of its native country. It's easy to see why! In its native habitat, the Flamingo flower can be found growing in warm humid spots in trees and rocky crags.
Good For You! This plant is a great addition to your home as the vibrant flowers are sure to boost your mood.
Is the Anthurium ‘Purple’ the right plant for me?
Anthurium belongs to the aroid family, along with many other plants including Orchids. They can be found growing on trees up in the canopy. They prefer warm humid environments, and evenly moist to slightly dry soil. They do best when they are checked once a week and given moderate care and attention.
Pet Friendly: No, this plant is not pet-friendly.
Location Suggestions: Humidity is KEY! These plants excel in bathrooms with windows or nestled beside a humidifier or aroma diffuser! Try them in the living room or bedroom for a pop of color.
Prefers bright, indirect light with no direct sun. The direct sun will burn the Anthuriums’ leaves and flowers.
Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry in between watering. Anthuriums are susceptible to root rot.
This can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
Average from 65°F - 75°F.
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10. High phosphorus will promote blooms.
Wipe the leaves every few weeks to remove debris
High phosphorus fertilizer help will promote the beautiful blooms.
General Information About Your Plant
Colombia & Ecuador
The leaves are large and arrowhead-shaped. The deep green, glossy texture is very eye-catching.