Anthurium

Learn how to care for an Anthurium.

Anthurium

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Learn how to care for an Anthurium.

Anthuriums are flowering plants native to the Americas. They are known for their brightly colored flowers, which aren’t really flowers but are modified waxy leaves! The more bright indirect light this plant is positioned in, the more ‘flowers’ it can produce. To keep this plant happy and healthy, prune off dead or dying foliage, and keep away from radiators and air conditioners. Like other blooming plants, the anthurium will go through blooming cycles – a few months without showy “flowers”, a few months with. Each bloom can last up to eight weeks.

 

General Care 

Sunlight

Thrives in bright indirect light, but can tolerate medium indirect light. Avoid direct sun.

Water

Water every 1–2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. 

Humidity

Anthuriums do not like dry air, so be sure to keep humidity around the plant around 80% during the winter. During the fall or winter, you can help to boost humidity with a humidifier or wet pebble tray. 

Temperature

Average home temperature of 65°–75°F.  

Common Problems

SYMPTOM: Yellowing leaves
CAUSE: Too much direct sunlight or overwatering

SYMPTOM: New flowers are green instead of red or pink
CAUSE: Too much sunlight

SYMPTOM: Flowers are turning pale green
CAUSE: Underwatering, or temperature stress

SYMPTOM: Leaf elongation
CAUSE: Not enough light, or too far away from the light source

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