January Anthuriums

Anthuriums are herbaceous epiphytes native to tropical America, a genus of more than 800 species found in the New World tropics from Mexico to northern Argentina and Uruguay. The anthurium is also known as Painted Tongue, Flamingo Flower (Flamingo Lily) or Tail Flower.They are grown for their brightly colored flower spathes and their ornamental leaves.



Over the holidays, my sister bought me a new little anthurium.  I do love their red “flowers” which last for a long time.  As I mentioned the other week in my post, Add Farmhouse Beauty With Plants,  they make a bright addition to your home decor especially in winter. The sculptural leaves are striking.






The anthurium plant is grown as a houseplant in cooler climates and as a landscaping plant in USDA zones 10 or higher. Proper care for anthurium is easy to do as long as you provide a few key elements for the plant. They can tolerate all levels of indirect light, but anthuriums growing in low light will have fewer flowers and will grow slower. These plants cannot tolerate direct light however, as this can burn the leaves. It grows best in bright, indirect light.












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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

20 thoughts to “January Anthuriums”

  1. Carol, you have such a green thumb! I have never had much luck with anthuriums although they certainly are beautiful. Maybe I will have to give them another try.

    1. Nope my thumb is periodically brown. Depends on the plant. When I bought my 1st anthurium it did not thrive for about 4 to 6 months. Then I discussed it with a friend who grew them. She said feel the soil. I let it dry out too long. Look at the light. I moved it closer to the window onto the front porch where it gets lots of light but not direct. My plant started to grow and bloom then. I’m still trying to learn this new plant which came with the beautiful red flowers. I think I really need to replant to a bigger pot. I find lots of potted plants in stores look great but already need more room.

  2. Your plant looks very pretty, Carol. I bought one and it did not do well in my house. The leaves all began to turn brown and die. I placed it in indirect light and watered correctly, but it just did not thrive well. I have two leaves left and I’m hoping to revive it somehow.

    1. it probably means the plant does not like current watering or light – the 2 main things that can kill the plant

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