Anthurium

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Slender, lustrous foliage, bright red, ribbed flowers and yellow spadice make anthurium a very ornamental houseplant. Requiring some care, we must take care of it to keep it in a house for a long time.


Red Anthurium – Green Corner Florist – Montreal Florist

Quick information:

  • Family: araceae
  • Type: indoor flowering plant
  • Origin: South America
  • Color: red, pink, white
  • Exposure: subdued sun
  • Flowering : summer
  • Soil: soil, water
  • Height: up to 80 cm

The location:

Anthurium requires a lot of light. However, too much exposure could quickly dry out the plant that needs moisture to bloom and grow. So, choose a place near a window that lets in as much light as possible, but avoid exposure to direct sunlight.

Temperature:

The ideal temperature for an anthurium is between 18 and 21°C (64 to 70°F). Thus, the temperature of a house or apartment is ideal. In addition, during the summer, from May to September, anthurium can be put outside without any problems. However, do not hesitate to go back inside during cool nights and periods of heat wave.
The only thing an anthurium cannot tolerate is the dry air in our homes. In winter, when the heating is on, the air is less humid and it is advisable to spray the foliage regularly.

Watering:

During summer and spring, anthurium should be watered regularly, but moderately, ideally watering when the soil is dry on the surface. When the soil is dry, do not wait too long before watering, especially when the temperature is high since the plant could suffer. During the winter, preferably wait until the soil is dry for a few centimeters before watering again. It is advisable to water anthurium with water at room temperature earlier than water that is too cold, the temperature difference could induce significant stress for anthurium.

Repotting:

Repotting is essential if you want your anthurium to bloom again. The older and larger the plant, the more annual repotting is necessary. In the early stages, repotting every 2 or 3 years is enough. When repotting, choose a pot with a slightly larger diameter and make sure that the bottom of the pot is pierced. Be careful, repotting in a pot that is too large will cause the roots to get lost in the soil and the plant may die.

Make the anthurium bloom again:

By following our advice, you optimize the cultivation of anthurium and it should bloom again year after year. Although indoor flowering always occurs in summer, it can bloom all year round using all these growing and care tips. Under optimal conditions, the lifespan of your anthurium can be very long.