Anthurium

The Anthurium is a large genus of over 600 species of perennial plants indigenous to Asia and more commonly found in Neotropical Central and South America but grown commercially throughout the tropics. They belong to the Arum family (Araceae) and are commonly known as the ‘Flamingo Flower’ which refers to the structure of the spathe and spadix. Anthuriums can be epiphytes growing high up in the forest canopy but there are also many terrestrial forms and they adapt well to life as a houseplant or outdoors in mild climates thriving at temperatures between 16°C -22°C (60°F – 72°F) where they produce flowers all year round. Anthurium flowers are tiny and form on the elongated structure of the flower known as the spadix. It is the spathe that is brightly coloured in most species that is confused as being the flower. The flowers are hermaphrodite containing male and female parts with berries containing one or more seeds forming at the base of the spadix after fertilization. Anthurium andreanum is the most commonly cultivated species for the cut flower industry and a number of interesting colour cultivars have been bred with new one’s being introduced every year.

Anthurium andreanum cultivars grown for the cut flower industry 

Anthurium cultivars for cut flower arrangements
Anthurium Cultivars – Calisto | Pistache | Gabriella | Nunzia
Anthurium Cultivars for the cut flower industry
Anthurium Cultivars – Terra | Midori | Champagne | Scorpion
Anthurium Andreanum cultivars grown in Hawaii for the cut flower industry
Anthurium Cultivars – Rapido | Tropical | Cheers | Acropolis Antique
Anthuriums Cultivated in Hawaii for the flower industry
Anthurium Cultivars – Carnival | Amigo | Castano | Casino
Anthuriums for Cut Flowers available from Phillo Flowers, London
Anthurium Cultivars – Aymara | Anastasia | Cognac | Choco
Anthurium Cultivars for exotic floral arrangements by Phillo Flowers, Notting Hill, UK
Anthurium Cultivars – Passion | Maxima | Cantare | Emperor
Anthuriums for flower arrangements by Phillo Flowers, London UK
Anthurium Cultivars – Esmeralda | Eternity | Jewel | Chicas
Anthurium Cultivars for designer flower arrangements
Anthurium Cultivars – Caesar | Previa | Spirit | Splash

 

Anthurium Scherzianum Rothschildii
Anthurium Scherzianum Rothschildii
Anthuriums cultivated in Hawaii for the cut flower industry
Anthurium cultivation in Hawaii
Anthuriums for sale at flower markets
Anthuriums for sale at farmer’s markets in Hawaii and the Phillipines
Anthuriums for sale in Carbon Market, Cebu, The Phillipines
Anthuriums for sale in Carbon Market, Cebu, The Phillipines
Packed Arthuriums for Export - The Netherlands
Packed Arthuriums for Export – The Netherlands

Anthuriums can last for up to four weeks as a cut flower and have taken the flower industry by storm due to their unrivalled long vase life. The unusual silhouettes of the flowers make perfect and interesting subjects for modern tropical designs.

Anthuriums incorporated into Phillo designs

Anthuriums in Phillo's Designs
Anthuriums used in Phillo’s Floral Designs
Anthuriums used for Corporate Flowers
Floral designs by Phillo Flowers using Anthuriums
Anthurium Flowers for Residences by Phillo Flowers
Anthurium Flowers for Residences by Phillo Flowers
White Anthuriums for Hotel Flowers by Phillo Flowers
White Anthuriums for Hotel Flowers by Phillo Flowers
Office Flowers using Anthuriums
Corporate Flowers using Anthuriums – by Phillo Flowers