Floral Friday ~ Anthurium
This tropical flower is also known as Flamingo Lily, Tailflower, Painter’s Palette, Laceleaf or Oilcloth Flower. The blooms are long-lasting and retain their elegance and form in floral bouquets. Due to the striking beauty of this exotic flower, they are commonly arranged in groupings which display their uniqueness. People either love them or hate them. Are you a lover or hater?
History – Anthuriums are native to the tropics of South America growing under the shelter of the rainforest canopy. They were introduced to Hawaii in the late 1800’s. Their popularity began to surge in the 1970’s—and it has not stopped growing since.
Flower Meaning – This tropical plant adapts to nearly any environment and produces new flowers all year giving it a reputation as a hospitality plant. Other meanings: happiness andabundance.
Did you know? Anthuriums are among the top ten flowers sold on the Dutch auctions. Perhaps it’s because they have a vase life of 14-28 days!
Availability – Year-round depending on the variety which may be seasonal.
For the care and handling of anthurium, click here.