These exotic houseplants have glossy heart-shaped leaves with a beautiful bloom that comes in a large array of colors. They can bloom all year long with enough light and water. The Anthurium originated in the South American rain forest so they thrive in high-humidity environments with a decent amount of shade.
Plant Care tips
- Lighting: Place the plant in bright, indirect sunlight or artificial light. A western or southern window is ideal. Anthurium plants that don’t get adequate sunlight tend to have lackluster flowers.
- Temperature: Anthurium are tropical plants and do best in temperatures between 69 and 89°F (21 and 32°C).
- Fertilizing: Fertilize once every 3 to 4 months. You should dilute fertilizer down to a 1/4 of the strength, and use one that is rich in phosphorus.
Watering: This plant needs a regular watering schedule. These houseplants require low to moderate amounts of water. Depending on how warm their environment is, you may need to add water every few days. Providing ample drainage holes on the bottom of your pot or container is key to ensuring that the roots don’t rot.
Two things to pay attention to when watering the Anthurium. The first is that you should water it with lukewarm water, The second is that you should not water from overhead.