picture of anthurium

Anthuriums are a genus of about 1000 plants.  They originate in the tropics of the Caribbean, Central America and northern Southern America. sometimes called Flamingo Flowers.

Anthuriums produce colourful flower-like leaves all throughout the year.  Each "flower" will last for up to six weeks.

 how this nature nurtures you 

Anthuriums have a long history. Their name means 'tail-flower in Greek' because of their beautiful and magical heart-shaped leaves.  In Feng Shui, they can be used to attract positive energy. They are also known as a symbol of hospitality. Some believe they bring good luck, wealth and protect against evil.   

They are also expert air purifiers, removing harmful chemicals like ammonia and formaldehyde from the air.  

 how to nurture your nature 


The tropics of Central America, Caribbean and Northern South America


They like to be consistently moist, but not soggy. Check once per week, and water gently if soil surface feels dry.


Will tolerate some shadier conditions, but prefer bright, indirect light.  Direct sunlight will scorch the leaves.  If they don't have enough light, they will likely stop producing colourful leaves.


Think equatorial. They don’t like being cold. Keep away from drafts and frequently open doors. 17- 26 degrees Celsius.


They love humidity. Set on a pebble tray with water, or mist frequently.


Mildly toxic to humans and pets. 


Feed every month in the spring and summer with an all purpose fertilizer.  Apply to damp soil so you don't burn the roots.  


 Learn about the top 10 mistakes of growing Anthuriums.