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Flamingo Flower

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Flamingo Flower Plant Care

Learn All About Flamingo Flower Care with our Guide

Anthurium is a family of perennial plants native to Central and South American and the Caribbean. Anthuriums are known for their colourful flowers and are often referred to as flamingo flower. In the wild they grow on other plants and so a stake or trellis can be a good idea.

Caring for your Flamingo Flower

Sunlight

The flamingo flower likes bright indirect sunlight. Too much direct sunlight can cause your plants leaves to scorch. Aim for a spot near a window that is sheltered from direct sunlight.

Soil & Nutrients

Flamingo flowers should be planted in a pot with very good drainage. An orchid mix or peat-free potting mix is ideal. Or you can mix sand and gravel into compost you already have to improve drainage. Use a diluted liquid fertiliser (quarter strength) weekly during the growing season (May to August). A phosphorus-rich fertiliser will help your flamingo flower come into full bloom.

Water

Flamingo flowers like moist soil so top yours up regularly, with lukewarm water if possible. Although it is important not to let the soil dry out, allow the top of the soil to turn dry to the touch between waterings. Make sure your flamingo flower doesn’t sit in standing water and reduce watering in the winter months

Climate & Humidity

Due to their tropical origins, flamingo flowers like warm and humid conditions and are well suited to a bathroom or kitchen. It’s a good idea to sit your flamingo flower in a gravel tray with water to increase humidity. Avoid exposing your plant to cold or dry conditions and consider increasing humidity by misting your plant every day, especially if you are using heating or air conditioning.

Maintenance

Trim any wilting leaves or dead flowers to focus your flamingo flowers energy on new growth and flowers. Once the plant's roots have filled the pot and it starts to produce aerial roots, re-pot your flamingo flower into a slightly larger pot.

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