Easy to care for houseplants that will reward you with long-lasting flowers.
The Anthurium may bloom throughout the year, but generally flowers for about three months. After three months the cycle starts again. Wintertime brings fewer flowers, but once the sun shines, the Anthurium will flower some more.
The best thing you can do to promote blooms is to grow her in her preferred conditions just like any plant would want you to do.
- Outdoor plants require well-drained soils. Indoor plants use containers with bottom drainage and a well-drained that will hold some water. Try half and half mix of potting soil and orchid soil or perlite will provide the kind of soil anthuriums prefer.
- Too little indoor light may cause the blooms to slow or stop altogether.
- During the growing season, water weekly to keep the soil moist, not soggy and allow the soil to slightly dry between waterings.
Create humidity, mist the foliage several times weekly. The Anthurium does particularly well in bathrooms, as they like high humidity.
When growing outdoors, place in a spot with partial shade. Look super planted in mass. Indoors requires a bright location with indirect light and protection from drafts.
- Feed with a liquid feed during the growing season.
- Re-pot every other year
- If the leaves have a yellow glow, this means probably too much direct sunlight, move the plant to a place where the sun shines less directly.
- Green flowers indicate too little sunlight and you should, therefore, place the plant closer to a window or place it more in the sunlight.
So now you know about Anthuriums do you want one?