You can see a lot from the leaves of an Anthurium plant. Do they have a yellow glow? Then your plant is probably getting too much sunlight and needs to be moved further away from the window. Does your Anthurium have drooping leaves? Then you probably watered it too little or too much. Read our tips in this article!

Anthurium with drooping leaves

If the leaves of your Anthurium are drooping, you have probably watered it too little or too much. In most cases, it is too little. Feel the potting soil with your finger. Does it feel dry? Then water your plant immediately. And do this a little more often in the future! In most cases, the leaves will quickly revive. In general, the Anthurium plant should be watered twice a week in the summer, and once a week in the winter. Does the potting soil feel wet? Then skip one or more waterings until the soil feels drier.

drooping leaves
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Anthurium leaves are dropping off

Are the leaves of your plant limp and dropping off? Then the plant probably is too hot. This often happens in winter, when the heating is on every day. Anthuriums are happiest at a temperature between 18°C and 22°C. Keep them away from heaters.

Dropping leaves can also be a sign that the plant is not getting enough light. Anthuriums prefer to stand in a well-lighted place, but don’t like direct sunlight. So move your plant to a spot in indirect light.

Also read: What to do if the leaves of your anthurium become discoloured?