Bold statement plant with stunning purple flowers and an upright growth habit, suited to shaded positions in the garden and indoor container planting. They are slow growing when young, and we propagate from tissue culture - individual plant cells - so availability is seasonal and limited.
APPEARANCE : A tropical plant with large heart shaped leaves, and distinctive purple-pink peachy-red flowers (botanically called spathes) during spring and autumn. Leaves and flowers have a glossy surface. USE IN: Tropical garden settings as a border or for creating depth using layers in underplanting. Suited to containers and indoor gardens as anthuriums flower in shade; longlasting as cut flowers. LOCATION: Plant in sheltered position, avoid direct sunlight. Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Plant away from areas where children and pets play as the leaves contain a poisonous substance. Avoid sap contact with skin. CARE: For maximum flowering period provide plenty of bright, filtered light. Protect from frost and keep moist during dry periods. Anthuriums thrive in humid conditions. Apply a slow release fertiliser during spring and a liquid based fertiliser every 2-4 weeks during the warmer months, take care to dilute your solution to half the recommended dose to avoid burn. For indoor plants - wipe leaves gently with a damp cloth if you notice them collecting dust, this will refresh the foliage to its usual glossy finish. Re-pot container plants at the beginning of spring. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 0.6-0.8m H x 0.6m W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. May be supplied as 'plugs', slightly smaller than our usual tubestock but with a healthy root system ready for planting or potting on.