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Anthurium 'Pink Champion' (Flamingo flower 'Pink Champion')

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Anthurium 'Pink Champion'

Other names

Flamingo flower 'Pink Champion'

Genus

Anthurium Anthurium

Variety or Cultivar

'Pink Champion' _ 'Pink Champion' is a tender, upright, epiphytic, evergreen perennial with ovate, glossy, dark green leaves and puckered, ovate to heart-shaped, glossy pink spathes with long pink spadices produced throughout the year.


Anthurium 'Pink Champion' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Upright

Toxicity

All parts are poisonous. Ingestion usually does not occur because chewing quickly causes painful irritation of the mouth and throat.

Flower

Pink in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs , Scale insects Mealybugs , Scale insects

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Anthurium 'Pink Champion' (Flamingo flower 'Pink Champion') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Flower Arranging, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow indoors in 1 part fibrous loam, 1 part coarse sand & 2-3 parts leaf mould added charcoal, covering the crowns with moss. Avoid temperature fluctuations and direct sunlight. Min 16C and high humidity required in summer. Water & feed freely.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Anthurium 'Pink Champion'

Other names

Flamingo flower 'Pink Champion'

Genus

Anthurium Anthurium

Variety or Cultivar

'Pink Champion' _ 'Pink Champion' is a tender, upright, epiphytic, evergreen perennial with ovate, glossy, dark green leaves and puckered, ovate to heart-shaped, glossy pink spathes with long pink spadices produced throughout the year.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Upright

Toxicity

All parts are poisonous. Ingestion usually does not occur because chewing quickly causes painful irritation of the mouth and throat.


Colour

Flower

Pink in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs , Scale insects

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Anthurium 'Pink Champion' (Flamingo flower 'Pink Champion') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Flower Arranging, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow indoors in 1 part fibrous loam, 1 part coarse sand & 2-3 parts leaf mould added charcoal, covering the crowns with moss. Avoid temperature fluctuations and direct sunlight. Min 16C and high humidity required in summer. Water & feed freely.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Anthurium 'Pink Champion' (Flamingo flower 'Pink Champion')

Common pest name

pink wax scale; red was scale; ruby wax scale

Scientific pest name

Ceroplastes rubens

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Based on its biology and low potential impact continued action on this pest in the UK would not be considered appropriate. It is likely to be of more concern to southern Member States of the EU; as it is an economic pest of citrus.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Anthurium 'Pink Champion' (Flamingo flower 'Pink Champion')

Common pest name

Banana root nematode; Banana toppling disease nematode; Black head disease of banana; Burrowing nematode; Citrus burrowing nematode; Nematode root rot; Spreading decline of citrus

Scientific pest name

Radopholus similis similis

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Nematode pest which could be damaging in tropical glasshouse environments EU listings helps reduce likelihood of entry.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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