The Flamingo Flower (Anthurium andraeanum) is another gift from the tropical forests of Latin America to humanity. Of course, you can’t eat it – like other Latin American gifts, i.e., potatoes and tomatoes – but decorate, groomes, and adorns.
The spectacular beauty of its flower, both as cut and, on the plant, allures and surpasses or even obliterates the fact that it isn’t scented.
Flamingo Flower, commonly known as the painter’s palette or flamenco lily, is native to Ecuador and Colombia.
Flamingo Flower is a tropical, epiphytic evergreen perennial in the Araceae family. Its attractive, bright red, paddle-shaped, waxy spathe and contrasting dark green leaves.
There are over 1000 species of Anthurium. Typically, it grows up to 16″ tall. The drooping, heart-shaped leaves (up to 8” long) occur in clusters on the long stems of the plant canopy and are attractive throughout the year.
Their curious lavender, red, pink, or white heart-shaped flowers have a twisted spadix (inflorescence) from white to yellow in the center.