HousePlant With Purple Spath is Anthurium

Hi Judy
We were given this plant as a gift, unfortunately with no identification tag or care label, it bloomed shortly after we were given it (about a year ago) beautiful purple spathe around a spadix that, sadly I don’t recall the colour of.. It looked like a lily-type flower, but the leaves are not the same as what we have found for lilies online. It has not bloomed since. The leaves have a tendency to brown occasionally but so far I am able to rescue it. Would love to know what you think it is, how to care for it bet and how I could encourage it to bloom once more.
Thanks so much!

Hi Laura,


I really don’t think it’s a Lily Plant. Lilies usually have very pointed leaves and the leaves on your plant seem to be a little rounded at the ends. I think your plant is probably an Anthurium. Here is a picture of an Anthurium with a purple spathe and some care instructions for helping it to bloom again. Anthuriums are very Poisonous HouseplantsIn her new book, Don’t Feed Me to Your Cat!, plant care professional Judy Feldstein shares information about twenty-five common houseplants, each with various levels of toxicity, and the possible consequences if your pet or child snacks on them. (as are lilies) so please keep your Anthurium Plant away from small children and pets.

Purple Anthurium Plant

Anthurium Plant