Red Flamingo Anthurium
Anthurium scherzerianum

Olivia, sister of April and Olivia, has beautiful red heart-shaped "flowers" which are morphed leaves called spathes. She's fairly low maintenance and her spathes are brightly colored to attract pollinators to the spadix (the flower spikes in the middle).

Sunlight:Medium to bright indirect light. Direct light will burn her leaves.

Water:Water once a week. Soil can stay slightly moist.

Pets:Toxic to pets.

Easy:As low maintenance as your Netflix subscription.

Gifts:Gifting flowers? Try a healthy, blooming plant.

Pro-tip: Brighter light equals a brighter bloom. If it stops blooming altogether, it needs to be moved to higher light.


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The lifeline of the flowers is about eight weeks. As long as the plant gets ample bright and indirect light, the spathes can bloom all year long. An anthurium with all green leaves (and no color) indicates less than ideal light situations. Move the plant to higher light and it'll bloom again.

Their larger green leaves contain calcium oxalate, which is a toxin that can cause problems when ingested. So don't lick the plant. Or eat it. Or introduce it to your pets or kids.

It hails from tropical and warm areas like Central America, so try to mimic this natural environment. Mist it when you can and leave the soil slightly moist between waterings.

Small: Around 14 inches tall with a container width of 4 inches.

Medium: Around 20 inches tall with a container width of 6 inches.

Sizes will vary.

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