Anthurium Andreanum has heart-shaped rosy red spathe of a polished waxen texture. The spadix is yellow. The blooms appear between Spring and Autumn and are very long lasting. Other species are available in pink or white spathes.
Water with soft water at least twice weekly in Spring and Summer to keep compost always moist. In Winter water once a week, keep roots just moist at all times.
Feed every 14 days in Summer with liquid house-plant food.
Re-pot in Winter every other year using peat-based compost and plenty of crocks in bottom of pot. Make sure that the crown of the plant sits on surface of the compost. If planted below, the stems will rot.
Divide mature clumps at re-potting time or sow seeds in Spring.
Anthurium likes warm and humid atmosphere. Place it in light shade or indirect light. If stand in full sun it quickly dries out.
Wipe leaves with damp cloth. Use leafshine every 8 weeks.
As it grows and start produce aerial roots, wrap the stem in damp sphagnum moss, or moss covered stick to which the roots can attach themselves.
It is an attractive plant for table center decoration in dining room, lounge or in conservatory.
Spray daily in Spring and Summer, once or twice a week in Winter. In hot weather stand pot on saucer of pebbles almost covered with water.
Good drainage peat-based compost.
Scientists were able to revive a flowering plant from the fossilized fruit found in the stomach of an Arctic ground squirrel who was trapped in ice around 32,000 years ago.