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About Painter's Palette
The name Anthurium comes from the Greek anthos + oura, meaning "flower tail". This funny name refers to their flowers which grow on a spike (called a spadix) above a large, colored leaf (called a spathe). Their bright colored spathes attract pollinators and give them their other names such as the Flamingo Flower or Painter's Palette 🦩 🎨!
Also known as
Flamingo Flower, Tailflower and Laceleaf
How to care for Painter's Palette
Painter's Palette needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Painter's Palette may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Painter's Palette after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
I have a big collection of flowering anthuriums, and they’re the most forgiving plants I’ve ever owned. They can deal with inconsistent watering, too much or too little sun and temperature changes without much fuss. The flowers last months and bring a lot of colour to my apartment. Some of my favourite plants I own.
Finding the right light for this plant is an ongoing battle, but this is one of two baby anthurium which were propagated in water. I keep some larger specimens growing in water, one in soil. This is one of two which have moved to a coco coir/perlite/seramis potting medium to see which grows best.