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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 located in San Diego, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 6th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Diego is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…
December 8th, 2022
San Diego is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to decrease by 17.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.9 megajoules of energy per m2 …
December 7th, 2022
This month, San Diego is getting an average of 9.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of day…
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 San Diego, California ⛅.
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.