Anthurium Tips and Care

Anthuriums are relatively easy to grow, have attractive foliage and under the proper environment, produce long lasting flowers. They are durable and will survive as an indoor foliage plant for a remarkable period of time, even under adverse conditions.

They grow best with day temperatures of 78 to 90 F, and night temperatures of 70 to 75 F. Night temperatures below 40 F can result in slow growth and yellowing of lower leaves.

Anthuriums prefer a growing media that is coarse and well drained. The soil should be settled firmly around the roots and the root system should fill the pot before the plant is transplanted. While Anthuriums are able to handle dryness around the root ball, they need to be watered thoroughly and allowed to dry slightly before watering again. Allowing the plant to dry out will greatly slow down the growth cycle. Drying out can also cause the tip to burn and root damage, while over watering can also cause root damage and sudden yellowing of leaves.

Anthuriums, as a rule, (indoors) will take about as much light as you can provide them with-but not direct sunlight. Lower levels of light will slow down or cease flower production.

Fertilize regularly with a fertilizer for blooming plants, following the directions on the package.

 

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