With a pink or red splash of color, anthurium is welcome on any winter day, especially Valentine’s Day. The striking long-lasting flowers of this houseplant provide the color, while its dark green, leathery, arrow-shaped leaves are attractive on their own. Botanically speaking, the flowers consist of a hood-like spathe surrounding a twisted spadix. Easy care anthuriums bloom in medium light locations. During active growth periods, keep soil moist and fertilize with a houseplant fertilizer high in phosphorus. Keep away from pets and children because ingesting anthurium parts causes mouth irritation and stomach distress.