Anthurium, Flaming Flower, Boy Flower


Hazard Information

Route: Skin/Ingestion     Plant Part: All

Scale: Low

Sap can cause skin irritation.

Ingestion causes nausea, vomiting, burning.



Common Name)

Antherium, Flaming Flower, Boy Flower

Latin Name (genus)



This will grow to about 1 Metre (3ft) tall. They are grown as house plants and also as cut flowers. The leaves are arrow shaped, semi-erect and basal, deep green in colour. The flowers are white spathes each with a yellow spadix.


The whole of the plant is poisonous if eaten. The sap can cause irritation to the skin if handled.


Nausea and vomiting,  burning of the mouth and throat. Skin rash and irritation of the eyes if touched after handling.

Flowering Period

Late Spring, early Summer. As cut flowers, all year.


Indoor plants and floral displays. Some species grow outside in warmer areas.