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. 


Pot: 7cm

Height: 25cm 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

Anthurium andraeanum 'Royal Red Champion' in ceramic pot