As soon as possible after delivery you can plant Anthurium in a flower pot. Choose a pot with holes in the base and a saucer, so that any excess water can drain away. Or use an ornamental pot into which the water from the inner pot can drain.
Or, sprinkle a layer of hydro pellets over the bottom of the pot, cover with fresh potting compost and plant the root ball of the Anthurium at the right depth. Fill the pot with more compost to just below the rim of the pot (room to water) and press firmly down.
Water generously immediately after planting and put the pot in a cool spot in the (part) shade – avoid draughts.
Anthurium 'Matiz' - PlantAnthurium andreanum 'Matiz'
A striking Anthurium will look terrific anywhere!
The stylish, really sensational blooms of this striking 'Matiz' anthurium (Flamingo Flower) will look perfect on a table or any piece of furniture or just in the living room window. If you have sufficient space, order more than1 such an effect…!Show more
Show moreDuring the summer Anthurium requires plenty of water, keep the compost from drying out.
The flamingo plant loves a high humidity level so place preferably in a warm place but not above radiators. They enjoy a daily spray using either rainwater or tepid water.
During the growing period add plant food for flowering plants regularly when watering, but do not feed in the winter. In the winter keep the Anthurium in a cool and dry place for about six weeks. During this time new flower buds will form.
Pot up your Anthurium (Flamingo Flower plant) every 2 or 3 years in special Anthurium potting compost (this is airier than ‘normal’ potting compost).
Show moreYou are probably more familiar with the orangey-red or white flowered anthuriums. This unusual variety 'Matiz' has a salmon pink spathe with a lovely yellowish spadex. It will flower for a really long time and has lovely shiny green foliage.
Anthurium originated in the tropical rain-forests of Central and South America.
Anthurium is classified under Araceae. The name comes from the Greek (anthos = flower, oura = tail) and literally translates as tail flower. It is commonly known as the flamingo plant.
One characteristic of the whole genus is the typical look of the flower, rather like a calla lily. What we see as the flower is actually a bract. The flowers themselves are so tiny as to be practically invisible - they are on the spike, right at the base of the pretty bract. The longevity of this 'bloom' is explained by the whole process of flowering and ripening of the berries on the spadix which takes approx. 6 months.These plants were first grown commercially in France and Belgium. The first (Anthurium) andreanum hybrid was developed in 1876 and named after the French garden designer E. Fr. Andre who also edited the French magazine ‘Revue Horticulture’.
In recent years the colour diversity has increased through hybridisation.
Trendy Anthurium in all its many shades, looks great in various interiors, classic or modern.