Maya Baron con lace leaf flowers at the garden: Anthurium (English Edition)
Anthurium common names tail flower, flamingo flower, and lace leaf flowers.
Anthurium is a genus of herbs often growing as epiphytes on other plants.
Some are terrestrial.
The leaves are often clustered and are variable in shape.
The inflorescence bears small flowers which are perfect, containing male and female structures.
The flowers are contained in dense spirals on the spadix.
The spadix is often elongated into a spike shape, but it can be globe shaped or club shaped.
Beneath the spadix is the spathe, a type of bract.
This is variable in shape, as well, but it is lance-shaped in many species.
It may extend out flat or in a curve.
Sometimes it covers the spadix like a hood. T
he fruits develop from the flowers on the spadix.
They are juicy berries varying in colour, usually containing two seeds.
They thrive in moist soils with high organic matter.
In milder climates the plants can be grown in pots of soil. Indoors plants thrive at temperatures between 60°F-72°F and at lower light than other house plants.
Wiping the leaves off with water will remove any dust and insects.
Plant in pots with good root systems will benefit from a weak fertiliser solution every other week.
In the case of climbing Anthuriums, the plants benefit from being provided with a totem to climb.