Frequently asked questions
For how long does an Anthurium flower?
The Anthurium can flower throughout the year, but generally flowers for about three months. After three months, its cycle starts again. In the winter the plant generally has fewer flowers, but once the sun shines more, the Anthurium wakens from its hibernation and it will flower more. Just like us actually.
How many varieties of Anthuriums are there?
There are more than 600 different varieties of Anthuriums available. Do you have a favourite variety or colour, but you can’t find it at your florist? Just ask about it as most florists can get hold of all varieties and sizes and don’t mind order them for you.
How do I look after an Anthurium?
The Anthurium needs almost no care. At room temperature and a bit of water once or twice a week they are quite happy. When placed in a light position, but not in the full sun, the plant will be happy.
Can the Anthurium also stand outside?
It is possible if the conditions are optimal. It is a tropical plant, so a temperature between 20°C and 22°C is ideal. An Anthurium could stand outside in the summer, provided it stands in a draught-free place and it does not get colder than 16°C. You can even decorate your garden with them.
Are Anthuriums grown in an environmentally friendly way?
That is certainly the case. Anthuriums are grown as much as possible according to the MPS-A certificate. MPS-A certified companies operate in the most environmentally friendly manner.
What should I do with a plant with yellow leaves or brown flowers?
The problem is that the Anthurium is not happy. Generally this is a sign is that the roots are too wet or it is getting too much direct sunlight. Place it further away from the window and feel whether the soil to determine whether it needs water. If the soil is moist the Anthurium does not need watered, but if the soil is completely dry you should give a small amount of water. Do you see dead flowers? These can be cut off.
How do I get my Anthurium to flower again?
Put your plant in a light (lighter) position, water no more often than once a week and you could give a little extra plant feed. In early spring stop giving plant feed for six weeks to two months and slightly less water. When it gets warmer and sunnier, you start giving a bit more water and start feeding again. This generally ensures quite quickly that the Anthurium produce new flowers. Firstly you will see a leaf followed by a new flower.
When are Anthuriums available?
Anthuriums are available all year round in garden centres, at florists and often in supermarkets.
Can I eat the flowers and plants?
No matter how tempting the Anthurium may look, it is not edible. If it is eaten by accident, it is not an emergency, but it is advisable to contact your general practitioner.