Extremely loved because of their brilliant colors and durability after they are cut. There are 550 species native to Central and South America and Caribbean. The spectacular red ‘capotillo colorado’ (little red cape) from Columbia was the first species brought to Hawaii in 1889 and is still very popular. Large scale Anthurium cultivation began in Hawaii in the 1940’s. Since 1950 the number of species in cultivation has increased to several dozen and the ease of producing hybrids has resulted in many new shapes and colors. The colors range from brilliant reds and red-oranges to delicate pinks and soft celery greens and pure whites. Anthiriums have now become Hawaii’s most important cut flower crop.
Fiinished size is about 21 inches square