Variety/Cultivar: Synonym:Anthurium lilacinum
tulip flamingo flower" or tulip tail flower
Name in Latin: Araceae
Name in English: Arum Family
Growth Habit: Epipetric (growing on rock)
Flower: inflorescence, erect rising above leaves, spathe, light lavender, spadix violet purple
Blooming Period: All year
Leaf: erect and spreading, eliptic to eliptic-lanceolate, glossy and dark green
Anthurium is a dramatic tropical flower, generally used alone, or in contemporary floral designs with other exotic flowers. The bloom makes a strong focal point.
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: text
Amount of water: Fill a large tub with warm water and soak the entire flower for 20 minutes. Cut under water with a sharp knife. Hydrate in warm water for two hours before storage or usage.
Nutrition: Use a solution of warm water and commercial floral preservative / floral food after hydration.
Special handling: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction
Although difficult to cultivate as a species, the hybrids are of easy culture and readily available at many nurseries.
Since it's discovery and subsequent description, Anthurium amnicola has been used extensively in hybridizing small, colorful, pot plants for indoor culture. Coupled with various Anth. andreanum cultivars and hybrids, Anth. amnicola has produced a variety of spathe colors on small compact plants.
Anth. amnicola is one of the smaller anthurium species.