Here at Neubauer’s Flowers, we’re proud to be celebrating the contributions of the Latin American world this National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15. One of our favorite ways to do that is by highlighting the rich deposits Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and the Americas have made to the floral landscape. The flowers and plants that are native to these regions of the world have enriched our homes and work spaces. They have been a part of our personal occasions, milestone events and most meaningful moments. They have given us color, life and a peek into the diverse cultures of Latin America.
Anthurium is one of them, the unmistakable plant with the waxy red spathes and the yellow spadix in the middle. Contrary to popular belief, those spathes aren’t flowers but a type of leaf. Anthurium are native to Colombia and Ecuador, but also flourish in Mexico, Argentina and Uruguay. They blossomed out of the South American rainforests, and have the unusual distinction of being an epiphyte, an evergreen and a tropical perennial all at once. If you bring our Red Anthurium Planter planter home, you’ll quickly learn that anthurium may prefer bright, humid areas, but they will also bloom for months and can be easily coaxed to re-bloom.
Also called Painted Tongue or Flamingo Flower, anthurium is a great example of the unique contributions Latin America has made to the rest of the world, and it’s one we’re happy to celebrate.