COLORS AND SHAPES
Did you know that the flower of the Anthurium is the spike (that "finger" that sticks out of the bract) and not the brightly colored bract? The bract is available in shiny white, red, pink, purple, orange, green and in multiple colors per leaf.
Given its appearance and origin, the anthurium is a symbol of exotic beauty. The name anthurium is derived from the Greek words 'anthos' and 'oura' meaning 'bloom' and 'tail'. Very appropriate, so.
The anthurium is native to Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela. In 1876, the French botanist Eduard André discovered the flower in Colombia and Ecuador. A busy little bee that gentleman, because he also discovered orchids, bromeliads and various arum lilies. He then took them all back to Europe. Merci Eduard!