Anthurium Red, often referred to as the Flamingo Flower, is a captivating hybrid within the Anthurium genus, a family of flowering plants found in the lush tropical rainforests of Central and South America.
This elegant houseplant boasts glossy, heart-shaped green leaves that serve as a perfect backdrop for its vibrant, long-lasting red blooms. Remarkably, the red blooms are actually specialized modified leaves known as spathes, designed to attract pollinators.
Anthurium Red is a relatively compact plant, perfect for tabletops, shelves, or windowsills. It is also a relatively low-maintenance houseplant, making it a good choice for beginners.
Anthurium is an air-purifying plant recommended by NASA. It helps to remove toxins from the air, such as formaldehyde, ammonia, and toluene.
Anthurium Red is versatile when it comes to light conditions, tolerating low light but flourishing with bright, indirect sunlight. Place it in a well-lit spot, but shield it from direct sunlight to preserve its health and beauty.
Keeping the soil consistently moist without letting it become waterlogged is key. Water your Anthurium when the top inch of soil feels dry, and reduce watering during colder months.
Ensure your Anthurium Red thrives in a rich, well-draining potting mix. Any high-quality houseplant potting mix, augmented with perlite for improved aeration and drainage, will do wonders.
This tropical gem finds its comfort zone within the temperature range of 65°F to 85°F during the day, with nighttime temperatures ideally ranging from 60°F to 70°F. Avoid extreme heat above 90°F and cold below 85°F. Anthuriums adore a humid atmosphere and thrive in environments with humidity levels at 50% or higher.
To keep your Anthurium Red in top shape, provide monthly nourishment with diluted houseplant fertilizer during the active growing season in spring and summer.
Anthuriums contain calcium oxalate crystals and are toxic if ingested, so keep them out of reach of children and pets.
USDA Zone 11-12
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)