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Flamingo Flower, Tailflower
Scientific Name: Anthurium scherzeranum Schott
Synonym: Anthurium scherzerianum
Family: Araceae
Flamingo Flower, Tailflower (Anthurium  scherzeranum) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 24-25
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Keep inside in winter

Heat Tolerance: Needs high humidity.

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Costa Rica

Growth Habits: Up to 24 inches tall (60 cm)

Watering Needs:


Smaller than Anthurium andreanum, this anthurium is also easier to handle. It thrives at lower temperature, and can very often be grown satisfactorily as a house plant.

Cultural Practices:
Do not plant too deeply, keep moist but not soaked. Beware of slugs and snails, eliminate them with bait or pick them up at night. Wash the foliage regularly to control mites. Mulch abundantly, and fertilize monthly.

Blooming Habits:
The Flamingo flower requires regular feeding to give good growth but also to allow for stronger flower stems, that won't need support. The flower spike is usually coiled (although it is quite straight in the picture above). Different cultivars exist with different bract colors from white to red.

Fruiting Habits:

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