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Anthurium andraeanum Growing Guide

How to Grow Tail flower in your Garden

Tail flower

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


Quick Anthurium andraeanum Growing and Care Guide

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

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 12 to 15
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 12 to 24
  • Time of Bloom:
  • Color of Bloom: Pink, Red, Salmon, White
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • 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
  • Moisture: slow

Caring Conditions

  • 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 Attact:
  • Tolerant of:
  • Best used in: Container, Ground cover, En masse , Woodland garden
  • 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: Here and Here



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