Flowering Anthurium Black
Black Flamingo Lily
Here’s a little secret: the beautiful heart-shaped “flowers” are not flowers! Flowering Anthurium Black, also known as Laceleaf, Black Flamingo Lily, Tailflower, Painted Anthurium or Painter’s Palette, is a species of flowering plant in the family Araceae, native to rainforest margins in Central and South America, from Panama to Peru. They are grown for their brightly coloured flower spathes and their ornamental leaves.
Flowering Anthurium Black or Black Flamingo Lily has glossy heart-shaped leaves with a beautiful bloom that comes in a large array of colours. What makes these durable, easy-care houseplants so appealing are red, white, black, pink or purple waxy leaves called spathes that flare from the base of the fleshy spike where the actual tiny flowers grow. These indoor plants are epiphytes, a type of air plant that comes from warm, tropical regions where they either grow on the surface of other plants or in rich organic humus. Therefore, as a houseplant, the Anthurium is extremely durable and requires little care.
Black Flamingo Lily can bloom all year long with enough light and water. Simply repot with a peat moss or a coco coir-based soil mixture, provide bright, indirect sunlight, and allow the soil to partially dry out between waterings. For more robust, repeated “flowering,” allow the Anthurium to rest for six weeks with little water during the winter at approximately 16°C. If you notice that the “flower” is green rather than the colour you were expecting, it may be a new sprout that was forced to bloom when it should have been resting. If a “flower” is fading, it is likely an older bloom that is ready to dry up and fall off.
Like other Anthuriums it also doesn’t like direct sunlight and the leaves can be burned. Keep in bright indirect light and well draining media. It doesn’t need much care but while doing so always think about the Amazon rain forest. This plant requires a lot of humidity to grow well. That’s why it is better to place this plant with other indoor plants.