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Anthurium andraeanum

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Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anthurium (an-THUR-ee-um) (Info)
Species: andraeanum (an-dree-AY-num) (Info)

Synonym:Anthurium venustum

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Pink
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured
Veined

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Monocromatico On Sep 11, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

My grand-grandmother planted a Tail Flower 55 years ago, and my grandparents still take care of it. Its still pretty strong, blooming all the time, great foliage and all. I have a "child" of this same plant, but I cant seem to make it grow properly, even though its on the same soil and light conditions of the mother plant. I guess its a matter of touch

Positive darius On Jul 30, 2002, darius from So.App.Mtns.
United States (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have been quite successful with this plant although it blooms better during the summers when I have it outside in the shade. During the winter, it likes a pan of water under the pot. I divide it every other year.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

La Presa, California
Redondo Beach, California
Bartow, Florida
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii
Alice, Texas



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