Sometimes known as the “flamingo flower” for its bright colors, anthuriums are native to tropical environments. This extremely durable houseplant requires little care.
When properly cared for, anthuriums can bloom year-round, with each bloom lasting between two and three months. By mimicking the conditions of their natural rainforest habitat, your anthurium could produce up to six blooms per year.
Tips: For more robust, repeated flowering, allow the Anthurium to rest for six weeks with little water during the winter at approximately 15°C. If you notice that the flower is green, it may be a new sprout that was forced to bloom when it should have been resting. If a flower is fading, it is likely an older bloom that is ready to dry up and fall off.
Not edible. Toxic if accidentally ingested.
Light: Flowering Anthurium needs bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight will scorch the leaves and flowers. Low light will slow growth and produce fewer, smaller flowers.
Watering: Water thoroughly when the first inch of the soil becomes dry to the touch, stopping when water starts draining from the drainage holes. Avoid overwatering as Anthurium roots are susceptible to rot. The more light and warmth that your Anthurium gets, the more water it will need, so check the soil for dryness every few days. These plants will provide signs of stress or thirst, so pay attention: thirsty plants will be light if you lift them and will have droopy or puckering leaves. You will not need to water as often in the winter when the plant is not actively growing.