Flamingo Flower 'Amalia Elegance'
Anthurium andraeanum 'Amalia Elegance'
Also known as
Tail Flower 'Amalia Elegance', Laceleaf 'Amalia Elegance', Flamingo-Lily 'Amalia Elegance'
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3 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Flamingo Flower 'Amalia Elegance' Overview
Anthurium andraeanum 'Amalia Elegance' is a medium-sized evergreen perennial from the Araceae family. This cultivar has been sold under multiple names including Anthurium 'Princess Amalia Sweet' and Anthurium andraeanum 'Rijn200452', this last cultivar is protected under intellectual property laws by Plant Breeders' Rights. These provide the breeder of new plants exclusive control over the plant material for a set amount of time. It produces glossy green leaves and heart-shaped pink-white flower-like spathe structures surrounding a straight red spadix. Popular foliage plant with a tropical feel, particularly popular in the cut flower trade. It is epiphytic and thus grows without the need for soil substrate. The fabulous flowers are long-lasting, waxy and aesthetically pleasing. Grow as a landscape plant in tropical gardens and as a houseplant or tender patio plant in temperate climates. With slight care and attention, you may enjoy a touch of the tropics all year round in your home with this unique and beautiful pink-white blooming Anthurium.
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How to harvest Flamingo Flower 'Amalia Elegance'
Harvest after 3 – 6 months of planting. Each leaf unfolds to produce one flower. Flowers are harvested when the spathe completely unfurls and the spadix is well developed with one-third of bisexual flowers open. Harvesting has to be done during cooler parts of the day i.e. early morning or late evening. In general, the blooms are placed in water held in plastic buckets immediately after cutting from the plant. Delay in keeping in water allows air entry into the stem and causes blockage of the vascular vessels. Cut flowers after harvest should be shifted to pre-cooling chambers in refrigerated vehicles having 2-4°C temperature as they deteriorate most rapidly at high temperature.
How to propagate Flamingo Flower 'Amalia Elegance'
Can be propagated by dividing the stem with the roots in the spring and potting the separated pieces. Keep warm in an enclosed glass case with high humidity for a few weeks.
Top off the stem with few roots of 3 to 4 year old plants, remove and plant. Each cutting should have a single eye or bud to produce good new roots.
Special features of Flamingo Flower 'Amalia Elegance'
Attractive waxy blooms.
If you are growing this plant as a houseplant, half and half mix of potting soil and orchid soil or perlite is recommended.
Other uses of Flamingo Flower 'Amalia Elegance'
A low maintenance plant ideal for containers indoors or very sheltered patios/courtyards. Can also be used for cut flowers.
Popular potplant to add colour indoors or cut flower to use in special bouquets.