Anthurium Acropolis – Flamingo flower, Tail flower

Anthurium, from anthos, meaning flower, and oura, meaning tail, refers to the many tiny true flowers that form in the yellow tail-like spadix. (Taken from

For many years I grew a pot of anthurium in my garden, but lately the one and only pot of anthurium seems to be dying. So since I went to IKEA a few weeks ago, I decided to buy another pot. As per above picture, it states that the botanical name is Anthurium Acropolis. However once home, I googled and found out that the cultivar acropolis usually has flower in white. The one bought in IKEA is red (??)

Nevertheless I hope this anthurium will last long. I found Anthurium Plant Care Instructions online and I hope I would be able to follow the guide.

Note to myself, don’t overwater the plant! hehe..

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  • Hi Hati, I had a couple of potted Anthuriums before, they didn’t last long – I’m clueless, tried watering on alternate days, little fertilizer. I couldn’t get new blooms. I hope you’ll have better success.

    I visited your blog looking for ideas to plant Spathoglottis plicata (Philippine Ground Orchid) – yours so pretty and healthy. Thanks!