Flamingo Flower
Anthurium 'Red Hot'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anthurium (an-THUR-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Hot
Additional cultivar information:(PP9355, aka 75-10)
Hybridized by Henny
Registered or introduced: 1994

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

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:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Eclectic, Alabama

Hayward, California

Boca Raton, Florida

Sebring, Florida

Lilburn, Georgia

Pearland, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
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Positive

On Oct 8, 2005, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

I have read it can be grown outdoors in the Bay Area. Have not tried that...yet. Indoors, a great almost all year bloomer.Red seems to be the most robust grower. Almost easy as a houseplant, unlike any other anthurium i have tried indoors.

Positive

On Jul 19, 2004, foodiesleuth from Honomu, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

Anthuriums need to grow in shade or partial shade. Especially during the hotter mid day hours. The roots are quite shallow and can be damaged easily when exposed to hours of full sun. Otherwise they are very hardy plants and will survive moving from place to place without any adverse results...

I don't think their not being able to grow in full sun merits a negative comment though...it is just the nature of the plant......

In Hawaii the commercial growers grow them in shade houses. Outside, they are grown under the protection of other trees and tree ferns and will do very well in deep shade.

We have some growing in partial morning sun and some in deep shade.....They all do quite well for us.

Negative

On Jul 18, 2004, gberman from Boca Raton, FL wrote:

I live in southern Florida.

I had a good experience growing anthurium in pots on my terrace in semi-shade. Then, I planted a large bed in direct sun. The plants burned badly. The flowers turned a sickly pale orange, and the leaves developed spreading brown spots.

I've moved them to another bed, and I give them a good watering every night, but to no avail. My conclusion is that they cannot tolerate several hours of full sun.

Positive

On Sep 4, 2003, Toxicodendron from Piedmont, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

I purchased a very small specimen of this Anthurium at Walmart several years ago. It really likes our hot humid summers here in the midwest (outside), but quits blooming during the low light and cooler temps of winter (inside). I have some orchid mix added to the potting soil to provide good drainage. The plant continually makes offsets in an upward direction, so I occasionally remove the bottom old roots and soil and repot it a little deeper in a new pot.