The Anthurium plant is one of the largest groups in the Araceae genus. There are more than 800 species of Anthurium found in the world. The Anthurium plant is known for elegant and beautiful spathe-and-spadix flowers.
The Anthurium flower, commonly called the Flamingo Flower, Boy Flower and Tail flower, is a classic tropical flower. It has a magnificent shape and a wide range of sizes and colors. The Anthurium flower come in red, orange, green, purple, white, ivory, peach, pink and brown.
Anthurium flowers are attached to long, slender, leafless stems and tower about large smoothe leaves. Anthurium flowers have a broad, waxy, plastic-looking, heart-shaped spathe (the colored ornamental part of the tropical flower) and a long, erect spadix, emerging from the center of the spathe. The flaring tropical flowers come in lots of different shapes. Some Anthurium flowers are heart shaped and others in almost a tear drop shape. Some are cupped, and some are flat.
Anthurium flowers bloom from spring till fall.
These tropical flowers are native to areas such as Uruguay, Argentina and Mexico but they bloom in many tropical areas throughout the world. In wild they grow in wet tropical rainforests.
These tropical plants are often grown as ornamentals for their showy, glossy, often red spathes. They make a strong statement wherever they appear. The Anthurium flowers are excellent for interiors and can be grown as indoor plants. They are also great as cut flowers and make a great addition to flower arrangements. They are irresistibly beautiful and long lasting. They can last for months as long as you keep the stems in fresh water.
The genus name, Anthurium, comes from the Greek words anthos meaning “flower,” and oura, meaning “tail.” The Anthurium flower means hospitality. It also symbolizes happiness and abundance.
The Anthurium flower has become a symbol commonly associated with Hawaii.
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