The red, heart-shaped flower of Anthuriums is really a spathe or a waxy, modified leaf flaring out from the base of a fleshy spike where the tiny real flowers grow. Most common colors of anthuriums are red and shades of red. The plant's stem lengths may grow to a height of 15-20 inches depending on the size of the spathe, i.e., the bigger the spathe, the longer the stem. Its leaves are usually simple, large, attractively colored and borne on long stalks. The flowering stalk is slender, ending in a fleshy column crowded with many unisexual flowers.
· Anthuriums need a highly organic soil with good water retention capability and good drainage.
· Anthuriums need a high light but not direct sunlight.
· Water your anthurium thoroughly, but allow it to dry slightly between waterings.
· Do not over-water the anthuriums as it may cause root damage and yellowing of the leaves.
· Fertilize the anthurium plant about every other month.