Purple Anthurium

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  • Year-Round Purple Blooms
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 13-18 Inches

The glossy, tropical-looking leaves of the purple anthurium (Anthurium andraeanum) provide consistent interest, but the blooms of this plant are the real showstoppers. Waxy, palette-shaped purple spathes grow around the actual flower spike  The long-lasting blooms last up to three months and are often followed by a similarly long stretch of just vegetative growth before repeating the bloom, although ideal conditions increase bloom frequency. Purple anthurium, known scientifically as Anthurium andreanum goes by several names including flamingo lily or flower, purple plum anthurium, painted anthurium, painter’s palette, tailflower and laceleaf.

Best Locations For Growing Purple Anthurium

The purple anthurium makes a striking addition to any area of the home that is sufficiently warm and well-lit, with as much humidity as possible. A position near an east-facing window that provides early morning light for a few hours is one excellent option. Anthuriums are toxic, so use them carefully or keep them far out of reach of children and pets.

Purple Anthurium Sunlight Requirements

Bright indirect light is best for the purple anthurium. Without sufficient light, the purple anthurium will typically survive but not bloom and will grow slowly. Too much light causes leaf burn and pale foliage.

Purple Anthurium Plant Care

Prune off damaged or dying leaves as they appear and snip off spent flowers. Repot the purple anthurium every two to three years into a slightly larger pot. Use a well-drained, fertile potting soil with ample organic matter. 

Watering Purple Anthurium

Keep the purple anthurium soil moist but not wet. Water the plant deeply whenever the top two inches of the soil feel dry to the touch. The purple anthurium is a tropical selection that enjoys high levels of humidity, so regular misting during dry conditions encourages a healthy plant.

Feeding Purple Anthurium

When the purple anthurium is actively growing, use a liquid fertilizer intended for flowering houseplants once per month, diluted according to manufacturer instructions.

Purple Anthurium Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 13-18 inches
Mature Spread: 10-12 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Shade/Description: Purple
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green
Temperature: 65° - 85°F (18° - 29°C)
Humidity: High - Humidity
Common Name: Purple Anthurium
Other Name(s): Painted Anthurium, Flamingo Flower, Tailflower, Painter's Palette, Laceleaf
Scientific Name: Anthurium andraeanum
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Summer Shipping

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