Looking to fill that shady landscape bed? Anthuriums are a great pick for the South Florida garden.

These tropical plants have shiny dark green, heart-shaped leaves and long-lasting, showy flower bracts in a range of colors.

Outdoors, anthuriums do best in low light conditions, but as a houseplant, will require bright indirect light to thrive. They’ll bloom continuously throughout the year, with each bloom lasting about six weeks on the plant or several weeks as a cut flower.

Anthuriums grow to two to three feet tall, although the dwarf forms are smaller. They like moist, well-drained soil with lots of organic matter and humid conditions, so if you have an indoor anthurium, keep it on a tray of moist gravel.

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