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Anthurium is a very distictive flower consisting of a single, large heart-shaped petal with a long pistil emanating outward
from the center of the petal. The surface of the heart-shaped petal has a thin waxy coating that gives the petal an almost reflective sheen. In addition to
red, white, pink, and green anthuriums, which are the more common colours, one can also obtain two-tone colour anthuriums. In addition to
the anthurium with the big heart-shaped petals, there are also mini anthuriums where the petals and pistils are smaller. Anthurium stems are long and thin which
means that they can be used in long, tall flower arrangements.
Anthuriums do not like exposure to the cold. In fact, anthurium is one flower that can not be stored in a fridge even when the temperatures
are comfortably above the freezing mark. If exposed to the cold for even a short period of time, the petal with change from its original colour to brown and eventually
black. Always place flower arrangements and bouquets consisting of one or more anthurium in an area with normal room temperatures and away from direct sunlight.
Anthuriums can be used in both flower arrangements and bouquets. They are generally not a popular choice for wedding flower arrangements, but they can be
used in bridal bouquets, centerpieces, altar arrangements, and other wedding pieces. If maintained in the right room temperature with access to water, they can last longer than
most other flowers and are sure to turn heads when used in an arrangement or bouquet due to their spectacular appearance.
Anthuriums are available throughout the year, and Power Flowers tends to purchase the single colour anthuriums
when suppliers are able to obtain them from the growers. Due to their long stems, we use anthuriums in arrangements that need to be tall athough they can also be used effectively
in short and medium sized flowers arrangements (see Ultra (PF-2669) right).
Some Power Flowers Arrangements or Bouquets Containing Anthurium