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Anthurium hookeri syn. Anthurium huegelii, Anthurium neglectum

 

Bird's Nest Anthurium

Flamingo plants are related to the Arum Lily, the leaves are glossy, wax like in appearance and heart shaped. The flowers or spadix are borne on a fleshy stem that comes up from a bract.They do not tolerate direct light, and are usually grown as a houseplant in cooler climes. Many foliage species varieties are epiphytic and grow on branches in tropical rain forests. They are usually grown in the home more for their foliage rather than flowers although some will flower. Anthurium hookeri is originally from South America and has large green leaves, and can produce white berries.

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plant Features
  • Birds Nest Anthurium likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Birds Nest Anthurium likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Birds Nest Anthurium is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Birds Nest Anthurium likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Bird's Nest Anthurium

Latin name

Anthurium hookeri syn. Anthurium huegelii, Anthurium neglectum

type

Epiphyte

family

Araceae

ph

6.6 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Birds Nest Anthurium likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Birds Nest Anthurium is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Birds Nest Anthurium likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Birds Nest Anthurium likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Birds Nest Anthurium is 0.50meters x 0.90meters 0.50 M 0.90 M

Anthurium hookeri syn. Anthurium huegelii, Anthurium neglectum

Flamingo plants are related to the Arum Lily, the leaves are glossy, wax like in appearance and heart shaped. The flowers or spadix are borne on a fleshy stem that comes up from a bract.They do not tolerate direct light, and are usually grown as a houseplant in cooler climes. Many foliage species varieties are epiphytic and grow on branches in tropical rain forests. They are usually grown in the home more for their foliage rather than flowers although some will flower. Anthurium hookeri is originally from South America and has large green leaves, and can produce white berries.


Planting Young Plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Fill the pot up to a third with gravel or the like as it needs to have good drainage then top up with soil that is high in a peat composition. It grows well in a medium to bright indirect light, so avoid direct sun.

 

Propagation by Division

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

New crowns that form from the parent plant can be carefully prised apart and re potted, water well to let it settle in.

 
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