Related to the Arum Lily, the Antherium is a striking heart shaped flower that grows only in tropical climates. It originated in South and Central America, and also grows naturally in Hawaii and in Queensland, Australia. The Antherium goes by the name Painters Palette, due to its one large flat veined petal and tall spike, resembling the painting plate and brush. Antheriums are available in shades of red, pink, white, brown and green. They are imported all year around, together with large heart-shaped glossy antherium leaves and tropical orchids.
Because of their large size, bright colours, and longevity, Antheriums work well arranged with orchids or just simply with tropical foliage. They are a popular choice for corporate offices or to decorate more modern homes. Antheriums are one of the few flowers that respond well to light misting, but not to refrigeration.