Houseplant of the Week: Anthurium

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Waxy and wonderful, the show-stopping heart-shaped flowers of anthurium (also known as laceleaf or the flamingo flower) are a wonderful addition to your home. Gorgeous to look at, these plants are often used as centerpieces on tables or dining rooms. However, your anthurium might do really well in your kitchen or bathroom, as they love humidity.

Anthurium thrive in medium to bright light. You can have them in low-lit areas and the foliage will do well, but they probably won’t flower. They are not particularly fussy about feeding (general fertilizer every few months is a good idea), and they like their soil moist but not wet.

Like many of the plants featured in this column, anthurium is another great air purifier for your home.