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Thursday, November 17, 2011



All though anthruiums are a tropical plant, it is a great plant for dreary winter days. They come in a variety of colors like red, salmon, white, pink, and even black. The blooms last for several weeks and can keep blooming all year with the right conditions. Surprising enough they are relatively easy to care for. Don't allow the plant to dry out but not soaked. They are a tropical plant, not one you will find in a swamp. Don't let them sit in water at any time. They will get root rot.

Growing Conditions:

Light: Bright, indirect light. Do not expose to direct sunlight, except in the winter or plants that have been carefully acclimated.
Water: Keep compost moist at all times, but not drenched. Foliage anthurium throw off aerial roots that appreciate misting and can be pushed into the soil.
Temperature: They suffer below 60ºF. The foliage types prefer it even warmer.
Soil: Rich, loose potting media. Push exposed roots into the soil.
Fertilizer: Use liquid fertilizer throughout the growing period or pellets in the spring.


Divide during repotting, or take cuttings from the tip or stem. Older foliage plants might overgrow the top of their pots with exposed aerial roots. These can be cut off at the soil level and potted into new pots. Leaves will emerge from the old stem.


Repot annually as needed. They don't suffer from being slightly underpotted, however, so only repot if necessary. When repotting, use quality potting soil.

Grower's Tips:

All anthuriums prefer plenty of warmth, regular moisture and ample fertilizer. Flowering anthuriums will flower any time of the year, providing they are healthy. Foliage anthuriums are mostly found at speciality greenhouses or through online nurseries. To grow them best, approximate conditions found in tropical zones.

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