Amaryllis & Anthurium

Amaryllis is a subtropical bulb that belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family and is native to South Africa. It is grown as a potted plant in most parts of the United States but can also be grown outdoors year round in warm areas like Florida. 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.



Several weeks ago I shared my summer red, white, and blue table with a centerpiece of hydrangea and anthuriums. My hydrangea flowers didn’t last long, but true to nature, the anthuriums still look beautiful.  As a houseplant, the “flowers” or spathes can last a month or two.  It seems in a cut bouquet, they still have a long life.  Unbelievably right before Independence Day, my big white amaryllis produced a huge new stalk with 4 buds.  As the winds and rain came from the tropical storm Elsa, the stalk with the open flowers bent to the ground.  I cut the stalk and made a new arrangement of white amaryllis and anthuriums. Cost $0.00







Cut amaryllis flowers last longer in a vase with water than on the plant. I’ve really enjoyed  my beautiful bouquet this last week. Today is Saturday and now the amayllis are looking sad.  My anthuriums are still beautiful.  Guess I’ll look for white flowers next week to make a new bouquet with the anthuriums.










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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.

25 thoughts to “Amaryllis & Anthurium”

    1. it totally depends on the flowers – some do wilt faster and some don’t. this bouquet has 2 flowers that last longer.

  1. Your flowers make a gorgeous centerpiece and I also love that little star-shaped plate you set it on. Thanks for all the information too, and enjoy the rest of your weekend 🙂

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