Plant Care Painter's Palette

Painter's Palette

4.5 out of 5 (173 experiences)

Painter's Palette has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Painter's Palette has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Painter's Palette

Painter's Palette is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as having large, lush leaves and being a survivor with a whopping 3737 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Painter's Palette likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Painter's Palette belongs to the anthurium genus, and is native to Colombia, Ecuador, the Venezuelan Antilles, and the Windward Islands.

Taxonomy

Anthurium andraeanum
Anthurium
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

flamingo flower, tailflower, painter's palette, laceleaf, Flamingo Flower Pink and Black Love

How to care for Painter's Palette

Water

How often to water your Painter's Palette

Water needs for Painter's Palette
0.5 cups
every 9

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 located in Madison, Wisconsin.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Painter's Palette

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Painter's Palette in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

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Growing Painter's Palette in Madison right now

Light needs for plant Painter's Palette in Madison, Wisconsin

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 13th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Madison is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Painter's Palette in Madison, Wisconsin

Sunlight will increase by 18.2% ☀️

January 12th, 2022

Madison is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Madison is expected to increase by 18.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.0 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Painter's Palette in Madison, Wisconsin

Daylight will increase by 0.6 hours 📈

January 14th, 2022

This month, Madison is getting an average of 6.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.6 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Painter's Palette in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Painter's Palette: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Madison, Wisconsin ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Painter's Palette

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Painter's Palette: repot after 2X growth

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.

When to repot Painter's Palette

Nutrient needs for plant Painter's Palette in Madison, Wisconsin

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 13th, 2022

The growing potential in Madison is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Painter's Palette is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Painter's Palette

Painter's Palette

Painter's Palette


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Madison, Wisconsin, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Painter's Palette has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 89
Painter's Palette has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 81
Painter's Palette has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 80
Painter's Palette has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 61
Painter's Palette has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 34
Painter's Palette has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 19
Painter's Palette has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 6
Painter's Palette has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 4
Dylan1stokes avatar
@Dylan1stokes
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 844 XP
globe Witham, England
01/10/2022

I love the deep red colour on this plant!! Only water when soil starts to dry out and using filtered water works best with good humidity

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Dylan1stokes avatar
@Dylan1stokes
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 844 XP
globe Witham, England
01/10/2022

Beautiful flamingo pink colour

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Dovergardener avatar
@Dovergardener
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 130 XP
globe Dover, Florida
01/02/2022

I’ve found it very easy to keep happy.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Tango avatar
@Tango
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 429 XP
12/29/2021

Gets brown spots quite easily, can be hard to take care of.

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Bjoyce avatar
@Bjoyce
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 5,092 XP
globe Orlando, Florida
12/21/2021

It’s ok. Pretty tolerant. Not the fastest grower but I could try harder.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Teresa avatar
@Teresa
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 70 XP
12/01/2021

It’s beautiful but it had red flowers and I’m trying to get them back

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Rhiannonlea avatar
@Rhiannonlea
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 90 XP
globe Melbourne, Victoria
11/28/2021

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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Sleepswithbutterflies avatar
@Sleepswithbutterflies
leaf-1 200 Plants
xp 4,473 XP
globe Dorset, England
11/08/2021

The second of two babies which were propagated from hydroponic plants. Experimenting to see which medium produces flowers first.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
Sleepswithbutterflies avatar
@Sleepswithbutterflies
leaf-1 200 Plants
xp 4,473 XP
globe Dorset, England
11/08/2021

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.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
Yesenia estrella valdes vitela avatar
@Yesenia estrella valdes vitela
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 99 XP
globe San Bernardino, California
10/28/2021

Beautiful plant. Give it love and it will return it 3 fold

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Greenthumbjoe avatar
@Greenthumbjoe
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 155 XP
globe Princeton, Texas
10/19/2021

It’s easily my favorite plant, I love the bright color on my nightstand BUT they are seriously high maintenance. I would recommend but know what you are getting into 😆

Browns easily Browns easily
Ezbreather avatar
@Ezbreather
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 110 XP
globe Maraetai, Auckland
10/09/2021

Shoots fast but prone to buggies,
My first successful indoor plant.

Significants of my ‘Painters palette’
- Shade colour flamingo pink / mauve purple.
Very similar to a favour shade of lipstick I own.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
R_l15748 avatar
@R_l15748
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 2,688 XP
09/28/2021

Looks like it’s plastic! Mist often Andy dinner let the soul dry out.

Survivor Survivor
Leethal989 avatar
@Leethal989
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 144 XP
globe Connellsville, Pennsylvania
09/25/2021

This plant is a survivor for sure and doesn’t need too much attention

Survivor Survivor
R_l avatar
@R_l
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 472 XP
globe Homer City, Pennsylvania
09/21/2021

Very pretty plant! It almost looks like it’s plastic or fake

Survivor Survivor
Icantwink avatar
@Icantwink
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 960 XP
globe Hoppers Crossing, Victoria
09/16/2021

My cat has left bite marks in it but she has survived… Even if she has bite marks in her.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Cori avatar
@Cori
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 134 XP
09/13/2021

Idk if it’s just me but this guy was doing fine for the first few months I had him and now he is really struggling

Browns easily Browns easily
Jillianshortridge avatar
@Jillianshortridge
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 220 XP
globe Charlottesville, Virginia
09/06/2021

I don’t know if it just my care skills but this plant has not grown at all since I purchased it almost a year ago. But the blooms last for a long time.

Survivor Survivor
Sarahsalith avatar
@Sarahsalith
leaf-1 322 Plants
xp 10,132 XP
08/28/2021

* This plants sits in my glass shower on an east-facing window shelf. I water it with rainwater about every 8 days or so.*

I have two of these anthuriums. Each time I water them, I swap their spots (one side gets a little more sun than the other). These plants are lush and green and even though I treat them the same, one consistently blooms.

These are great plans for the shower because of the humidity and the bright, filtered light.

Clearly, there are different varieties and my variety seems to not grow taller than six or seven inches. However, both small plants have now filled up their pots and I will need to be repotting them soon.

They are fast growers and they are lush and green ... and one of them always has pretty red flowers.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Happyplantlife avatar
@Happyplantlife
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 225 XP
globe Corona, California
08/20/2021

This plant has beautiful leafs. This app helped me realize that I was watering it too often. Since using this app it’s starting to have more and more leaves.

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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