How to take care of my Anthurium
Anthurium is very easy to look after, as it needs very little attention to keep looking beautiful for a long time. There are a couple of extra Anthurium plant care tips and tricks we’d like to share with you, so that you’ll enjoy your Anthurium plant or cut flowers even longer.
The best position for a happy plant
Anthuriums like to stand in a well-lighted place, but do not like direct sunlight. When the plant is positioned in the dark, it will give fewer flowers. They love warmth and are happiest at a temperature between 20°C and 22°C. The minimum temperature for both the pot plant and cut flower is 16°C. Keep them away from draughts and do not place them close to a hot radiator. Anthuriums really prefer high humidity, so for example in the bathroom is where they feel most at home.
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Anthurium plant care tips
In the winter period, the Anthurium plant should be watered once a week. In the summer, it can be watered more frequently, but twice a week should be enough. Do you want to pamper your plant? Spray it now and again with a plant spray, so that it imagines it’s in the tropics.
Anthurium cut flowers care tips
After buying the flowers, just cut 5 centimetres off the end of the stalk and put the flower(s) in a clean vase with tap water. Anthurium flowers are very clean and keep the water clear. It doesn’t need cut flower food, but does tolerate it. So with bouquets of mixed flower, you can add some cut flower food without any problem. Refresh the water in the vase of the Anthuriums about once a week and at the same time cut one centimeter off the stem. This means the Anthurium will stand easily for two to three weeks in its vase. Long-lasting enjoyment without dirty vases or a lot of hassle!
They just keep flowering
With the right care and regular fertilisation, the Anthurium plant produces new flowers throughout the year. Usually however there are cycles of three months of flowering, a few months without flowering, and then three months of flowering again. When the plant has shiny leaves and is producing new flowers, you can assume that they are enjoying favourable conditions and will flower for many years! Do you want to know more about flowering? Then read: how to produce new flowers.
What to do with coloured leaves?
When the plant has brown leaves and leaf tips, it is getting too much or too little water. Before you give water, feel how moist the soil in the pot is. If it feels rather dry, the plant needs some water. But if the soil is moist, wait a week before watering again.
Are the leaves yellowish? It is likely that the Anthurium is getting too much sunlight and needs to be moved further away from the window. Are new flowers coming, but they stay green? Then it is getting too little light and it needs to be moved closer to the window. Dead flowers, old and yellowed leaves can be cut off, because after the old leaves and flowers discolour, the Anthurium just produces new flowers. How great is that?
If your Anthurium has grown too big for the pot, repotting is a good idea. Do this preferably in spring, because the lighter days stimulate the formation of buds. Put the plant in a pot with a diameter of at least 20% wider than the previous one and use special Anthurium soil to do this. If you are going to repot, mix in a bit of Anthurium feed at the same time so that the plant has a bit in reserve for growing.
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