Red Anthurium

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  • Long-Lasting Blooms
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 12-18 inches

Red Anthurium is one of the best plants for new growers. The showy, tropical flower lasts for months, and the plant requires very little maintenance year-round. Red Anthurium can even be grown outdoors during the summer to add a touch of the tropics to your patio or deck. Indoors, Red Anthurium looks good as a single plant on your desk or as part of a larger plant collection. The actual flower of Anthurium is the center of colorful modified leaves and is a bright red color.

Best Locations For Growing Red Anthurium

Anthurium will happily grow anywhere in the house that is brightly lit and warm. The humid environment of the bathroom or kitchen is perfect, although cold mist humidifiers or daily misting with a spray bottle will provide more than enough humidity to the air. Anthurium is known to be mildly toxic and can cause irritation to the mouth and stomach if ingested. Growing this plant in areas with children and pets is not recommended.

Red Anthurium Sunlight Requirements

Red Anthurium prefers indirect bright light when grown indoors. The bright light helps the plant bloom well and maintain a dark leaf color. Outdoors, Anthurium prefers much more shade. Full sun can burn and permanently damage the leaves. Where Anthurium is native, in the Andes mountains of Ecuador and Colombia, the plants grow in shady and humid tropical rainforests. 

Red Anthurium Care

Red Anthurium does not like to be rootbound and should be planted into a container large enough to accommodate its growth for a year or more. Always repot when the roots grow out of the bottom of the pot, and be sure to use a container with good drainage holes. Anthurium does not like to have its roots sitting in water. Use indoor potting soil with added perlite or vermiculite for drainage and moisture retention around the roots. 

Watering Red Anthurium

Let the soil dry a bit in between waterings. The top 1-2 inches of soil should be dry before watering. Be sure to water until there is drainage from the bottom of the pot. Discard any water remaining in the saucer after a few minutes. During the winter, growth will slow, and Anthurium should be allowed to rest. Water every week or two and cut back any spent flowers. Pebbles can be placed on the pot saucer as a humidity tray to increase the humidity around the plant while keeping its roots out of standing water. Crispy edges around the leaves usually indicate a lack of humidity, not a lack of watering.

Feeding Red Anthurium

Fertilize every month with a 10-10-10 formulation for houseplants. Apply a water-soluble fertilizer at half strength and stop all applications during winter. A light top-dressing with dried worm castings is a great organic alternative to chemical fertilizers and will slowly feed the plant every time it is watered.

Red Anthurium Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium 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: 12-18 inches
Mature Spread: 9-12 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Shade/Description: Red
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green
Temperature: 65° - 85°F (18° - 29°C)
Humidity: High
Common Name: Red 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
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   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
   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
   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
   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
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Summer Shipping

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