Anthurium andraeanum aka Flamingo Lily
Common namesFlamingo Lily, Anthurium, Flamingo Flower
How to care for Flamingo Lily
If you're looking for a plant that offers a moderate level of challenge, Flamingo Lily is a great choice to test your gardening skills.
Flamingo Lily should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.
Flamingo Lily loves a well-draining soil. Perlite and vermiculite help with drainage, while coco coir adds organic matter, so a good potting soil mix will have all three. You can improve store-bought soil by adding some perlite to it.
To ensure optimal growth, the Flamingo Lily prefers bright indirect light for 6-8 hours each day. Insufficient light can result in slow growth and leaf drop, so it's important to find a well-lit location for this plant. Place it near a window, within a distance of 1 meter (3 feet), to enhance its potential for thriving.
During the cold period, it is common for Flamingo Lily to go dormant, resulting in a slowdown of growth. To accommodate this, waterings should be spaced out more.
Flamingo Lily is poisonous if ingested. We suggest keeping this plant out of reach if you have children, cats, or dogs in the home.
The Flamingo Lily does not need extra humidity. Plants primarily absorb water through their root system, making soil watering the best way to provide humidity to your plants.
The Flamingo Lily should be repotted when it has doubled in size or annually, whichever comes first. Providing fresh potting soil with all the essential nutrients each year ensures the plant's well-being, eliminating the need for fertilizer. Remember, plants derive their energy from the sun and not fertilizer.
New growth will sprout from the top of the Flamingo Lily as it grows vertically.
Region of origin
Flamingo Lily’s native range is the Americas.
Yes, if you provide your Flamingo Lily with adequate sunlight and water, you can expect it to bloom.