Anthurium (Anthurium andreanum Lind.) belongs to the family Araceae. There are two types of anthurium under cultivation: the foliage and the flowering types. The foliage is grown for their velvety leaves while the flowering type is for their showy flowers, which consists of spadix and spathe. The true flowers are borne on a spike called spadix protruding from the base of the spathe.
The spathe is a modified leaf typically heart shape. It comes in different colors – pink, white, green white and red.
Cultivars grown locally are the following:
- Nitta (orange)
- Kaumana (red)
- Ozaki (dark pink)
- Kaonaiwan (white)
- Pink Exotica (light pink)