Anthuriums come in a variety of species and sizes. They come in large and small-flowered varieties and can be used as pot plants or cut flowers. Their flowers come in a variety of shapes, including heart-shaped, tulip-shaped, and elongated. That’s not all; they’re also available in a variety of colours. Pink, orange, red, green, brown, and even blue anthuriums are among the various colours available.
Anthuriums can bloom all year if properly cared for, with each bloom lasting two to three months. Your anthurium could produce up to six blooms every year if you imitate the circumstances in their original jungle environment. This beauty grows 12-18 inches and spreads 9-12 inches.
Growing And Caring For Anthurium They are low-maintenance plants that are easy to grow in the right conditions. For example, temperatures above 15 degrees Celsius are ideal for wild anthuriums, the foliage types prefer even higher temperatures, and the plant will suffer if temperatures fall below this level. Luckily, this temperature level is easy to achieve around our homes.
Anthuriums prefer a potting mix designed specifically for orchids, with a few handfuls of sand and peat moss mixed in. Growing Condition: Soil: Anthuriums prefer potting soil that is gritty and drains well. Potting mix added with sand and peat moss is the best option for anthurium.
Light: Anthuriums thrive in bright, indirect light, whether indoors or outdoors. Avoid direct sunlight, which can cause the leaves to burn.
Water: The soil must be kept slightly hydrated and should never be allowed to completely dry out. Allow the soil’s surface to dry out before watering again. This happens about once a week indoors. If you’re watering outside on hot days, you can wait two or three days between watering periods.
Pruning: When a plant has dead or fading leaves, it devotes all of its energy to reviving them. By removing the browning leaves, you can help your plant devote its energy to producing new leaves and blossoms. Cut faded flowers off at the base to get rid of them. If you want the plant to generate seeds, only leave faded blossoms on longer.
Fertiliser: Using liquid fertiliser during the growing season is both safe and recommended. The nutrient fertilizer will aid in the blooming process. “Weekly, weakly” is a frequent gardening idiom that refers to how often to fertilize and the strength or concentration of fertiliser to irrigate.
Pest and diseases: Using brief, sharp bursts of water to displace and drown insects is a common way to organically control insects. Horticultural soaps or oil sprays, which are natural and do not harm the plant, might be effective against stubborn insects.
Temperature and humidity: This plant thrives in high humidity and temperatures ranging from 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Mist the plant daily in dry climates—or during dry winter months—to keep humidity levels high. During the dry months, you may need to keep a humidifier on all the time.