Anthurium is a large genus of about1000 species in the family Araceae, native to the tropical regions of the Americas. Anthurium has large, lance-shaped or heart-shaped leaves and brightly coloured, heart-shaped flower bracts. The spathe, which everyone calls a flower, is just a modified leaf. Its function is to protect the flowers. The real flowers are actually many tiny flowers growing along the spadix, arising from the base of the spathe. Anthurium is popular among flower lovers because of its bright colors, unusual appearance and lasting qualities of flowers.
Meaning: The genus name is derived from the Greek words “anthos”(flower) and “oura” (tail), referring to the tail-like spadix. The plant is also known as the “Flamingo Flower” because of its unusual and unique shape.
Symbolism: Anthurium represents health, happiness, abundance and beauty.