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UPC: 228301355098

Plant Name: Anthurium andraeanum 'Big Red Bird'
Alternate Names: Big Red Flamingo Lily
Native Region: Indigenous to tropical regions of Central and South America

Toxicity to Pets: Mildly toxic if ingested, may cause irritation. Keep out of reach of pets.

Soil Preference: Well-draining soil with high organic matter. A mix of peat moss, perlite, and orchid bark is suitable.

Water Requirements: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry, typically once a week. Anthurium 'Big Red Bird' prefers slightly higher humidity levels.

Humidity Requirements: Anthurium 'Big Red Bird' thrives in high humidity environments. In the drier climate of Stony Plain, Alberta, increase humidity by misting the plant regularly or using a humidifier.

Light Requirements: Prefers bright, indirect sunlight. Place the plant near a north or east-facing window where it can receive filtered sunlight. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves.

Additional Tips: Fertilize every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength. Repot every 1-2 years to refresh the soil and provide space for growth. Remove dead or yellowing leaves to maintain plant health.

Pro Tip: Anthurium 'Big Red Bird' is sensitive to fluoride toxicity. Use filtered or distilled water to avoid fluoride buildup in the soil.

Fun Fact: The distinctive red spathe of Anthurium 'Big Red Bird' is not actually a flower but a modified leaf called a spathe, while the tiny flowers are found on the spadix within the spathe.

Symbolism or Meaning: Anthuriums symbolize hospitality, happiness, and abundance, making them popular gifts for housewarmings and celebrations.

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