DIY: Anthurium houseplant in water
Usually, you think of arranging Anthurium flowers in a vase and placing an Anthurium plant in a plant pot. But did you know that you can also place an Anthurium houseplant in water? This not only looks beautiful but has other advantages as well, especially for those of us who often forget to water our plants. This article will tell you how to place an Anthurium houseplant in water.
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Anthurium houseplant in water
Hydroponics is a form of hydroculture where plants are grown in water instead of hydro grains. One kind of hydroponics involves rinsing off all the soil from the roots and placing the plant in water. Anthuriums are very suitable for that! Curious which plants can grow on water? Check this article.
A step by step plan
To give your Anthurium the hydroponic treatment, start by removing the plant from its pot and gently shake as much of the soil from the root ball as you can. Then wiggle your fingers through the roots to remove more soil. Finally, rinse the remaining soil away under the tap and into a bucket. The plant can then be placed in a vase filled with water (preferably rainwater) until the roots are completely immersed. Plants prefer rainwater to tap water because rainwater is softer (it contains less calcium and salts) and is thus better for them. The result is quite a trendy version of the plant. And not only trendy, either, because you can also watch the roots grow.
You can also propagate an Anthurium in water. Read all about it in this article.
Anthurium plant care in water
The roots of a plant absorb both nutrients and water. Actually, this wondrous network of trailing strands is so attractive that it deserves to be seen. And in this case, you can put the roots on display by rinsing them off before placing them in water. An Anthurium plant can remain with its roots under water for at least a couple of weeks. Wait to add more water until the roots are no longer entirely immersed.
Interested in knowing the best ways to care for your Anthurium? In this article you will find the best care tips.