Emmy

$35

White Flamingo Anthurium
Anthurium scherzerianum

Emmy, triplet sister of April and Olivia, has beautiful white 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 spikes in the middle).

Sunlight:Medium to high indirect light. Direct light will burn 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: The higher your light, the brighter the bloom. If it stops blooming altogether, it needs to be moved to higher light.

Size:

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 12 inches tall with a container width of 4 inches.

Medium: Around 18 inches tall with a container width of 6 inches.

Sizes will vary.

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