Anthurium are native to the Andes mountain range in South America. Many people love the bright flowering blooms, but few know they are actually a modified leaf and not actually a flower.
Easy Care Facts:
Anthurium love bright indirect light. Put them near a large window for optimal flowering. The more light, the more flowers! During winter months, they can handle lower light conditions.
Water when the top 2 inches of soil are dry. You can keep slightly moist during the growing season, but not during winter months.
Utilize fertilizer Spring-Fall (local weather depending). Fertilize about once every other month using a high quality fertilizer at half strength.
High humidity is recommended. Utilize a humidifier if available, especially in winter.
The ideal temperature in the day is 65-80 degrees.
Anthuriums are moderately toxic to humans and pets.
Tips and Tricks
Anthuriums can grow quite large, and they are easy to divide up! Simply separate the roots into multiple plants when repotting. Doing this will help encourage flowering in the new separations.