Anthurium are associated with hospitality, abundance and happiness. Anthurium plants adapt to both warm and cold surroundings, so the flowers can represent adapting to any environment. The name is derived from the Greek words oura, meaning tail, and Anthos, meaning flower. This is believed to be due to the fleshy spike in the centre, called the spadix, which looks like a tail. The colourful part is actually a modified leaf, with the flowers themselves being the tiny blooms that line the spadix. Anthurium have several common names such as flamingo flowers, bull’s head and painted tongue. As cut flowers, these blooms are long-lasting and retain their form and beauty in floral bouquets. They are often used in bridal bouquets or other wedding arrangements. The heart-shaped leaves on this striking flower remind people of happiness and love, and having them in your home helps bring in positive, happy vibes.