Anthurium plant is among the best-known tropical flowers. Popular in tropical flower arrangements, Anthurium bouquets are often used in weddings on Hawaii and other Pacific islands. Anthurium plant, also known as tail flower, is especially colorful from spring through fall. Anthurium flowers are long-lasting, and newer cultivars will bloom almost year-round. Anthuriums come in a variety of colors, including red, pink, salmon, pale yellow, green and orange. These flowers are so stunning—they almost look like wax. With proper care, each flower spike can last four to six weeks, and you almost always have blooms to display.
The glossy red, heart-shaped flowers are actually spathes that last for several weeks, each with a white spadix covered densely with its tiny, true flowers. Some varieties have spathe colors that are pink, orange or white. Long, dark-green leathery leaves are held on upright stems. The leaves of this plant are poisonous.
The flowers are long lasting and it’s not unusual for an Anthurium to be in almost continuous flower. A number of Anthurium species have started to become quite trendy of late, tending to appear more frequently in many shops and nurseries
The flowers on Anthurium’s are unique looking and often long lasting. If a constant warm temperature is achieved then flowering can occur at anytime of the year, if not then expect the waxy vibrant flowers to appear between February through to September.
The Anthurium is also known as Painted Tongue, Flamingo Flower (Flamingo Lily) or Tail Flower. Anthuriums are grown for their brightly colored flower spathes and their ornamental leaves. he red, heart-shaped flower of Anthuriums is really a spathe or a waxy, modified leaf flaring out from the base of a fleshy spike (spadix) where the tiny real flowers grow. The anthurium flowers appear as a roughness on the spadix as compared to a smooth spadix. Most common colors of anthuriums are red and shades of red.