The anthurium is characterized by fleshy inflorescences extending from bracts.


Anthurium called the flamingo flower

Anthurium is a plant of the genus Anthurium family, which is native to the West Indies from tropical America to the Caribbean, and the most famous plant that is placed as an ornamental plant in homes and cafes in Indonesia is the Flamingo flower, which has red, pink, white and purple flowers.


In anthurium and other plants of the taro family, bracts are the parts of leaves that have been deformed to enclose buds, and bracts are the parts of thick, fleshy central axils densely covered with small sessile flowers.

The picture above is of my flamingo flower, with white fleshy inflorescences extending from pale pink heart-shaped bracts that shine like a Buddha's halo, so it doesn't look like a flamingo with a thin stem as its foot is spreading its white wings.

Anthurium, like alocasia, prefers high temperature and humidity and is vulnerable to low temperatures below 15°C. In Japan, where there are four seasons, it is kept indoors where the temperature can be adjusted.

Anthurium called Kuping Gajah (elephant's ear), Lidah Gajah (elephant's tongue)

In Indonesia, many anthuriums are cultivated, such as Clarinervium, called Kuping Gajah (elephant's ear) and Warocqueanum, called Lidah Gajah (elephant's tongue), with giant leaves that are likened to elephants.

The attraction of these varieties of anthurium is the geometric patterns formed by the veins of leaves running across the surface of the large leaves, which are exported from Indonesia to Europe, Russia and other parts of the world.

Bekasi city is so hot and sunny that even when I put it in a half sunny place in the garden before, the leaves got sunburned and turned yellow, so now I keep it indoors by a window with good ventilation.

The miniature one I have now will grow to a big leaf size of over 30cm in about 2 years after being moved to a bigger pot.

Kuping Gajah(象の耳)、Lidah Gajah(象の舌)と呼ばれるアンスリウム

Anthurium Clarinervium, Pterodactyl, Papillilaminum, commonly known as "Kuping Gajah" (elephant's ear)

Kuping Gajah(象の耳)、Lidah Gajah(象の舌)と呼ばれるアンスリウム

The small anthurium in the foreground is Warocqueanum, commonly known as Lidah Gajah, the tongue of the elephant, and is also called the Queen of the anthurium.

Kuping Gajah(象の耳)、Lidah Gajah(象の舌)と呼ばれるアンスリウム

There are also hybrids with other varieties.