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