Anthurium andraeanum (red)
Anthurium andraeanum is a popular, classic houseplant species for good reason. Produces glossy arrowhead leaves and shiny red flowers that resemble a painter's palette. Anthuriums are not only some of the most striking plants, but many (including Anthurium andraeanum) are very easy, resilient plants. Great choice for beginners.
Note: We do our best to package plants so they arrive healthy and happy. Some leaf crisping may occur due to shipping stress. Please contact within 7 days if plant arrives in poor health or doesn't show signs of recovery.
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Registered name: Anthurium andraeanum
Parent lineage: Anthurium andraeanum
Origination: Ecuador, Columbia
Pot Size: 4in
Plant height: 12-18 inches at maturity.
Bloom info: Bright red flowers resembling a painter's palette
Toxic: Yes, if ingested
Potting mix: Well-draining soil and perlite mix. Repot in Spring every 1-2 years when root bound.
Light: Bright indirect-medium light. South or West facing preferred. Brighter conditions required for bloom.
Water: Water when nearly dry.
Temp: Intermediate-warm (60F min night, 85F max day).
Humidity: 30-50%+, prefers consistent moderately high humidity when good air flow is provided. Tolerant of lower humidity with adequate watering.
Fertilizing: Slow release fertilizer (Osmocote recommended) applied at the beginning of Spring and again in mid-late summer. Alternatively, soluble 20-20-20 fertilizer applied twice monthly starting in Spring-Summer. Decrease in winter to once monthly or less.