Family:
Araceae
Scientific Name:
Anthurium spp
Toxins:
calcium oxalate raphides
Flower Color:
Found:
households, ornamental, gardens

Geographical Distribution

Flamingo flower distribution - United States

Flamingo Flower

Anthurium spp

Anthurium, Tail flower, Hoja grande, Pigtail plant, Strap flower
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Flamingo flower (Anthurium spp) are houseplants in most areas, but may be grown in gardens in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. They have dark green, heart-shaped, leathery leaves and showy spathes that are white, pink or red. The leaves and stems of the plant contain raphides of water-insoluble calcium oxalates and unverified proteinaceous toxins.