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Anthurium (photo courtesy of Doreen L. Wynja)
Anthurium (photo courtesy of Doreen L. Wynja)

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Anthurium

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Native to tropical American rain forests, these exotic-looking plants are prized for their large, often glossy leaves and distinctive “flowers” (a large, flattish bract surrounding a slender, fleshy spike). Many species are usually grown as potted plants, even in tropical climates. Anthuriums, sometimes called flamingo flowers, make unusual houseplants in cooler climates.

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