Anthurium is a popular cut flower. It was brought to Hawaii in 1889 by S.M. Damon from England. It grows best in humid conditions and needs protection from sun and wind. There are about 500 species of this plant, and it comes in all kinds of colors. The leaf of this plant often times looks so glossy and waxy that it almost seems artificial. The color can last for weeks in a vase and longer if grown outside.