South America, Hawaii, Costa Rica
Shaded areas in garden, Light but no sun in house
Day 78 – 90 degrees, Night 70 – 75degrees. No frost or freezing.
Pests and Problems:
Scales, Mealy Bugs, Thrips & Spider Mites in SMA. Treat with insecticidal soaps.
Permit roots to slightly dry before watering and then water thoroughly. The growing media should be coarse and well drained
The flower colors are red, orange, purple, white, pink, green and peach and may come variegated, cupped, heart shaped, flat or stand upright. Whenever there is a new leaf there will be a new flower. When fertilizing use a 3:1:2 ratio diluted to ¼ strength. Anthurium comes from the Greek meaning anthos – flower and oura – tail, so named because the spadix looks like a tail. A good ‘clean air’ indoor plant.