I recieved this Anthirium as a gift on Valentines day and potted it in a perlite, compost, and potting soil mix. I was wondering what species it is and it's growth rate.
How pretty! It is an Anthurium and the species andraeanum, also sometimes spelled andreanum, commonly called Flamingo Flower or Tail Flower. Yours is one of thousands of cultivars of this pretty blooming species. It has become one of my favorite plants.
They like to be kept warm, moist (but not soggy, wet!) and in bright, indirect sunlight. In those conditions, they will grow pretty fast and bloom almost year-round. Hot, humid conditions are best. I keep all of mine outside under oak trees and crape myrtle trees in shifting/dappled sunlight and they love it. I bring them inside during threat of frost or freeze... and they aren't crazy about nights where the temp drops below 50 either. Some cultivars will throw yellow leaves or drop them. Those come inside, too.
See lots of information at the link below.
Good luck with your new, awesome plant!
Carol in Jacksonville
PS. I went to your "My Page" to see where you are located and it says Zone 8... but your zone above says 9a. Maybe you moved?
Here is a link that might be useful: Anthurium andraeanum Tailflower, Flamingo Flower
Yes I moved down to a coastal island rececntly which is a zone 9a