Known as the flamingo lily for its pink or red leaf-like spathe and long yellow spadix holding hundreds of teensy-tiny florets, Anthurium andreanum hybrids are both popular indoor houseplants and hardy, outdoor ever-bloomers! Native to Columbia, Ecuador, and Venezuela, they’ve become as iconic a tropical flower as the frangipani (Plumeria obtusa)!
Written by: Janelle Jung, Senior Researcher (Research and Horticulture)
A transplanted pake (Hawai'i-born Chinese), she's finding her own Singaporean roots. Every plant has a story, and Janelle helps discover and share these with colleagues and guests, hoping to spark a mutual plant passion! Ask her what plant she named her cat after!