A picture of a King Anthurium

King Anthurium

Anthurium veitchii

Also known as

Flamingo flower

Anthurium veitchii 03 by Michael Wolf (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.2m

Max

1m

1m

Min

60cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of King Anthurium

A mature Anthurium veitchii plant in a glasshouse
A close up of a green Anthurium veitchii plant with attractive leaves

King Anthurium Overview

Anthurium veitchii is an evergreen perennial also known by the common name King Anthurium. It produces un-showy inflorescences and is grown more often for the foliage over the flowers. It has an upright habit, growing without the need for soil substrate and is thus termed epiphytic. In this species the leaves are oblong to oval in shape, with arrow-shaped bases, they are dark green in colour and have a crinkled, corrugated texture. Leaves are also attractively marked with pale green veins. They can reach up to 1.1m in length and these are borne on stems which measure approximately 60cm in height. Flowers are enclosed in white spathe and creamy-pink spadice structures. Originating from Columbia, this species doesn't typically exceed 1.2m in height and 1m in spread.

Common problems with King Anthurium

How to propagate King Anthurium

Division

Propagate by division in spring.

Special features of King Anthurium

Attractive leaves

Other uses of King Anthurium

Grown for the foliage in some cases and others for their bright flowers.