The Anthurium originates from the rainforests of Columbia, South America. Cultivation and breeding first started in France and Belgium. Anthurium (from anthos = flower, oura = tail) therefore literally means ‘tail flower’. The andreanum hybrid was developed in 1876 and was named after the French landscape gardener E.Fr. Andre, also the editor of ‘Revue Horticulture’.
A shared characteristic is the typical funnel-showed inflorescence: the arum. The range of colours has expanded considerably in recent years through selection. The long lifespan can be explained by the fact that the complete process of flowering and ripening of the berries lasts about 6 months.
The trendy Anthurium works well in many interiors, from traditional to modern. There are many uses for the Anthurium, as you can see from the arrangement photos. The biggest reason for the increased popularity of the cut anthurium is the enormous innovation and broadening of the range. Yet it can take up to 10 years for a successful new cultivar to be produced.
Tips during shipping and storage
Anthuriums are sensitive to the cold; do not keep them in a cold store. The optimum storage temperature is between 18 and 20 degrees. The risk of blue discolouration increases at temperatures below 15 degrees.
Handle Anthuriums with care, and definitely avoid knocks. Damage will only become visible later, in the form of black discolouration.
Tips for florists
Anthuriums have a very long lifespan, provided that the following conditions are met. Regardless of the type of packaging: after opening the packaging cut off the bottom 5 centimetres of the stem diagonally with a sharp knife. Then place the flower in a clean vase/bucket immediately. Anthuriums do not need cut flower food, but can tolerate it. Cut flower food can therefore be used with mixed bouquets. Do not place in the cold store: the risk of blue discolouration increases at temperatures below 15 degrees.
Tips for the customer
Cut the bottom 5 centimetres off the stem with a sharp knife and place the flower in a clean vase with clean water.
Anthuriums do not need cut flower food, but can tolerate it. Cut flower food can therefore be used with mixed bouquets.
Place the flower in the living room, ideally at a temperature of between 18 and 22 degrees.
Do not place the anthurium in full sun.