There are two kinds of Anthurium; the so called ‘painted anthurium’ and the flamingo flower plant. In this article you’ll read all about these varieties.

Anthurium Scherzerianum

The first species to be found, Anthurium Scherzerianum, is still the best-known anthurium species. This type is also called the flamingo flower plant. As you may have already guessed, this plant is available in bright pink. As an added bonus, they are also available in other bright colours, such as orange and purple.

Anthurium Andreanum

The second species, Anthurium Andreanum, is also known in Dutch as the ‘painted anthurium’. This species has many of the same qualities as the flamingo plant. It therefore won’t be a surprise (if you are Dutch) to see, that in contrast to the flamingo flower plant, anthurium andreanum has an unmistakable, almost plastic-like painted glossy spathe.

The anthurium andreanum can additionally be distinguished from the flamingo flower plant by the way it flowers. In the flamingo flower plant, the flower consists of a round or egg-shaped spathe with a thin, curled spadix, while the anthurium andreanum has a thick, straight spadix. This plant is absolutely the right one to give to your love, as the spathe is distinctively shaped like a heart.