Anthurium is a large genus of plants that contains well over 700 species. It belongs to the arum family (Araceae). Anthurium are also referred to as “Flamingo Flower” or “Boy Flower”, both names refer to the structure of the spathe and spadix of the flower. An Anthurium is an easy care plant that produces beautiful long lasting flowers throughout the year with almost no effort on your part. The waxy heart- shaped “flowers” are really modified leaves called “spathes.” These spathes may be red, pink, white, or salmon and are often used in cut flower arrangements. An Anthurium looks beautiful as a table centerpiece or on a reception desk in an office.