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Anthurium: Why you need these exotic flowers in your next arrangement

Bold, sculptural and exotic, adding anthurium to your next flower arrangement is the perfect way to bring some spicy sizzle to the cooler autumn months

Anthurium: Why you need these exotic flowers in your next arrangement

Often known as flamingo flower, anthrium produce exotic spikes in white, pink, salmon or red. They’re mainly grown as indoor plants and in the right spot (warm, bright, good moisture) they’ll flower on and off all year round. In hotter parts of the country, anthurium can grow in sheltered spots outside. Watch out for sap suckers in dry conditions. Increase humidity by misting foliage to keep bugs away and encourage flowering.

Here we have cut anthurium at varied lengths to create a sculptural floral arrangement. The stems are quite strong so we were able to place them in a block of wet oasis to hold them in position. As long as the water is changed daily and the flowers are not in direct sunlight, anthurium can last for up to 2-3 weeks.

Words by: Carol Bucknell.

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