Falmingo Lily Anthurium

Origin: Tropical rainforests of Colombia, Guatemala and Brazil
 Botanical Name: Anthurium Andraeanum
 Family: Araceae
 Common Name: Flamingo Lily

Symbolism: In ancient Greece, the flowers of Anthurium were Cupid’s arrows who could make people fall in love. Despite the history of flower lovers, gifting an Anthurium in person shows the sincere, pure, strong feelings of friendship towards the recipient.

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🔆 Light
Place your Anthurium in a warm, well-lit spot. The more light the plant receives, the more flowers your plant will produce, but never expose it to direct sunlight.


💧 Water
Keep the soil lightly moist during the growing season from March through September. Water your Anthurium well and then allow the top 1"-2" (2.5-5cm) of soil to dry out before watering again. Overwatering causes yellow leaf tips and under-watering causes brown leaf tips.


☁️ Humidity
Anthurium loves a humid environment, so feel free to mist every day. Use a pebble tray or a humidifier during the winter months when the air tends to be much drier.


🌡️ Temperature
Prefers temperatures between (18-26°C) during the day and no cooler than 15°C degrees at night. Avoid placing your plants near heating and air conditioning sources.


🧴️ Food
Use a balanced fertilizer or one a little higher in nitrogen for Anthurium plants. Feed monthly in the spring and summer, when Anthurium plants are actively growing.


🐾 Toxicity
Anthuriums are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and skin irritation, stomach pain and irritation with possible vomiting.


Additional Tips
Quickly remove fading or dying flowers as soon as they appear. This helps the plant focus its energy on new growth. Give your Anthurium a six-week rest during the winter. Lower temperatures, less light, and drier soil during this time help an Anthurium produce more flowers in the spring and summer.


⛔ HIGH RISK
● Do Not Overwater! This will cause leaf drop and root rot that eventually could kill the plant. The worst thing you can do regarding watering is "give it too much".
● Make sure your plant is not placed near Heat or AC source. It is best to keep consistent room temperature throughout the seasons and not turn off Heat or AC when away or traveling. The best temperature ratio for almost any plant is (15°C-24°C).


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