Anthurium andraeanum is part of the Araceae family and is native to Southwestern Colombia. They have striking inflorescences made up of a large flat spathe and a long, thin spadix. These Anthurium grow in the ground or epiphtically on surrounding trees.
The genus Anthurium means 'flower-tail', which refers to the tail-like spadix. The specific epithet andraeanum is named after Edouard F. Andre, a French botanist and horticultural editor.
Height: 30cm approx
Secrets to success
Temperature: Constant temperatures 18-21°C, can tolerate short periods of 12°C.
Light: Bright indirect light to medium light - for example a slightly shaded window.
Watering: Water thoroughly during growing season, keep potting mix moist. Try to not let mix dry out.
Air humidity: This plant requires moderate to higher humidity to flower, this can be achieved by misting the leaves, grouping plants together or placing the plant on a tray of watered pebbles.
Fertilising: Feed every 2 weeks during the growing season, half the recommended dilution.
Potting mix: Use a well-draining mix with some bark to
allow roots to breathe.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children