Ellie | Anthurium Houseplant

Anthuriums are such a classic house plant and they’re having a bit of a resurgence right now! Really popular in modern bouquets and arrangements, you can now enjoy one all year round at home.  They’re also one of the best air purifiers in the business so perfect for improving your air quality.     

Ellie Loves

☼ Sunlight: a bright spot but not direct sunlight
☂ Water: frequent watering
♡ Care: Easy
◯ Pot Size: fits 10-13cm pot


She will arrive in a 10cm plastic growing pot, or you can add on a perfectly fitting pot to go with her – I recommend a 10-13cm pot



A Little More Info

 Ellie | Anthurium | Flamingo Flower

In terms of care, she’s native to the rainforests so think semi shade loving and a good deluge of rain (or your watering can…)  She likes a warm sunny spot but not direct sunlight.  If there’s too much direct sun, her leaves might burn, if there’s not enough light, you may not get as many flowers growing.  Fun fact – the ‘flowers’ on the anthurium plant aren’t actually flowers – they’re leaves!  This means they’re extra long lasting and you’ll get to enjoy them for up to 6 weeks.

Water when the top inch or so of the soil is wet and don’t let her sit in standing water.  I also recommend giving the leaves a good spray of water every now and again to up that humidity factor.  These gorgeous little plants come in 2 colours:

  • Red Lipstick – a beautiful pillar box red
  • Coral Queen – a perfect pinky-peach flower
  • Pink Flamingo – a delicate pale pink, beautiful against the dark leaves

All of the houseplants in my shop are named after an inspiring woman. This time, it’s Ellie Simmonds, I’m sure you remember her from London 2012, she won 2 gold medals for swimming at her first Paralympic games aged just 13 and is the youngest person to be awarded an MBE and seems to be an all-round lovely person, involved in lots of charitable activities.

Anthuriums are considered to be toxic to cats and dogs so if you have fluffy family members, you may want to keep this one out of reach.

Standard delivery is £4.99 with FREE delivery on all orders over £50

 All products are packaged and sent within 3 working days and couriered by DHL with next-day delivery.  I will let you know when your order is on it’s way so you can track it!  The £4.99 charge is Mainland UK only – please email for shipping costs elsewhere. 

If you need your plant more urgently, please contact me at hello@femmepetale.com to see if I can offer Express Delivery for your choice.

Going Green:  All of my packaging is recyclable or reused, plants are wrapped in corrugated cardboard for protection and their pots wrapped in a compostable bag – just pop it in your food waste caddy or compost heap afterwards!  If you do spy any sneaky plastic in your order (bubble wrap, air packs etc.) rest assured they’re re-used from orders I’ve received – feel free to keep reusing!  All deliveries are carbon offset too, so you can enjoy your plant, guilt free!

As a small business, customer satisfaction is the most important thing to me.  As carefully as I pack your order, there is a small chance your items could be damaged during transit.

If soil has been displaced or a few leaves are damaged, give them a trim and your plant should be right as rain in a week or two.  If more severe damage has occurred in transit, please email me within 24 hours with photographs and I’ll be happy to support.

In order to process the refund or re-sending of any damaged item, I will need photographs of the photographic evidence of the item(s) claimed for clearly showing damage to external packaging, internal packaging, parcel label on item and damage to the item, within 7 days.  Without this information and photographs, I will be unable to process your refund or send out replacement products.

happy customers

I ordered a house plant and pot from Gemma and am really pleased with it so far.  The website pot recommendation was really helpful and also the plant care tips that were emailed to me separately. Gemma delivered the plants herself and the presentation was beautiful. Would really recommend for any gifts (to other or self!).

5* Amelia S

Beautiful plants and excellent customer service

5* Kanye

Lovely plant! Super speedy delivery! My plant has settled in well. She is keeping me company as I work, and makes me a little happier when doing admin!

5* Holly M

I ordered a beautiful plant and pot. They arrived quickly and safely, they were well packaged. I absolutely love them, they look just as good as the photos on the website, I’m really pleased, thank you!

5* Claire H

Fast delivery. Detailed care card for the plant. Handwritten note was a real treat

5* Belen

I ordered a houseplant from Iris & Co in the last few weeks and was very happy to receive a healthy, beautiful plant within a week of ordering. Gemma was quick to respond and very helpful. I love the info cards included with purchase that include helpful tips on how to care for each plant! Will definitely order again.

5* Tori Grigg

Bought a “phoebe” plant as I can’t seem to keep houseplants alive! Delivery was amazing (plant still seemed happy!) and I even had a little freebie which I also love. Phoebe has settled in nicely in her new pot (also from Iris & Co, beautiful). Couldn’t ask for more and would definitely recommend!

5* Stacy W

Bought a beautiful pinstripe calathea that arrived super quickly and in great condition. There was also a hand written note and a care guide which was a very nice personal touch.

5* Sarah Smith