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How to Grow Anthurium Andraeanum Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Tail Flower

Tail flower

Flamingo-Flower (Anthurium andraeanum) photograph by Jim, the Photographer.


Anthurium andraeanum Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Anthurium andraeanum
  • Common Name: Tail flower
  • Growing Zone: USA: 10 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Indoor Plant, Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 12 to 15
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 12 to 24
  • Time of Bloom:
  • Flower Details: Pink, Red, Salmon, White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Irregular / Sprawling

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Grows slowly
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: slow

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Medium
  • Propagation: Seedat 24 to 27C as soon as ripe or divisionin winter
  • How to Prune: Not usually required
  • Pests: Mealy bugs and scale insects may be a problem
  • Diseases: Subject to leaf spot

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of:
  • Best Garden Use: Container, Ground cover, En masse , Woodland garden
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America, Some parts are poisonous, Suitable for cut flowers, Periodic blooms, Attractive flowers / blooms
  • Genus Detail: Anthurium
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here