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The blooms of the Anthurium are small and grow on a stem known as 'spadix'. The spadix of the Anthurium grows in a variety of shapes and colours, but mostly red. The leaves of the flower are large and simple. This grows approx. 30cm tall. The flower could make good houseplants as they don't need a lot of sunlight and prefer a milder climate. On the other hand they don't survive long in frost or freezing conditions. Make sure that you water your flower regularly, but don't soak the bulb entirely. If you are growing in a yard or garden, it will perfectly grow against a fence or tree. However in a vase, flower can live up to six weeks, depending on the variety. Facts About Anthurium - In Greek, Anthurium means tail flowers. - The Anthurium stems can reach the height of 15 - 20 inches, the bigger the spathe, the longer the stem. - The leaves of the Anthurium are simple, large, brightly coloured and borne on long stalks. - This long stalk of the Anthurium is slender, ending in a fleshy column with many hermaphrodite flowers. - The leafy bracts of the Anthurium come in a variety of colours, some of which are; white, yellow, red, pink, orange or green. - Anthurium is a very popular foliage plant. - Anthuriums are well known in the cut flower trade for their attractive coloured bracts. - There are 3 broad categories in spathes which are; standard, obake and tulip. From these three, standard is the most common. - The Anthuriums come in a wide variety including; Flowering, Velvet Leafed, Pendulous or Hanging Basket Types, Palmate Leafed. - Anthurium plants are not eatable and may cause stomach disorders. Infact all of the plant is poisonous. - The sap of the Anthurium plant can be the cause of skin irritation. - Another important fact about the Anthurium is their inflorescence, since they can have a long shelf life. Growing Anthuriums There are 4 ways how one can grow Anthuriums. These are; Vegetative Reproduction, Seeds, Tissue Culture and Fertilization. - Anthuriums can grow on a variety of soils. The important thing is that the soil is highly organic. - Make sure that the soil is well-drained to avoid rotting of stems and roots. - After planting the Anthurium stake it for support, and water it immediately.


- For the Anthuriums plant you may need mulching. - The roots of the Anthurium plant grow into the mulch and spread.

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