Helpful tips

How do you take care of an anthurium plant?

How do you take care of an anthurium plant?

Your Anthurium loves a humid environment, so feel free to mist every day. Use a pebble tray or a humidifier during the winter months when the air tends to be much drier. Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Anthuriums are toxic to pets and humans.

Do you water anthurium with ice cubes?

Perhaps the most common anthurium care mistake is overwatering. Your anthurium will do best when the soil has a chance to dry out in between waterings. For best results, water your anthurium with just six ice cubes once a week.

What does anthurium symbolize?

Anthuriums Symbolize Hospitality Due to their open, heart-shape and long-lasting characteristics they are popular as hostess or hospitality gifts. Be aware that as beautiful as anthurium are, they are toxic if consumed.

How do I get more flowers on anthurium?

Anthuriums are picky about their environment, and issues like soggy soil or insufficient lighting can prevent them from blooming. Encourage your anthurium to bloom by providing lots of indirect sunlight, proper watering, high humidity, and weekly feeding with diluted phosphorus-rich fertilizer.

Is Miracle Grow good for anthurium?

There are a lot of opinions about which soil or mixture works best. In my experience, anthuriums do best in a combination of moisture control potting mix, peat moss, orchid potting mix, and perlite. Here’s the recipe I’ve been using with success for the past 10 years: 50% Miracle Grow Moisture Control Potting Mix.

How do I make my anthurium bloom more?

How often should I water my anthurium?

Although they’re tropical plants that thrive in high humidity, anthurium water requirements are very light. Anthuriums have big, fleshy roots that rot easily in waterlogged soil, so they really only need to be watered once a week or so.

What are the flowers on an anthurium plant?

Here’s a little secret: the beautiful heart-shaped “flowers” are not flowers! What makes these durable, easy-care houseplants so appealing are red, white, pink, or purple waxy leaves called spathes that flare from the base of the fleshy spike where the actual tiny flowers grow.

Is the Velvet cardboard Anthurium a flowering plant?

Although the velvet cardboard anthurium is a flowering species of plant, its blooms are inconspicuous. The flowers and spathes grow on the end of long stems. However, most houseplant experts advise snipping off the flowering stems to give more energy to the foliage growth.

Is the Anthurium plant poisonous to small children?

Anthurium are poisonous if ingested, so be very careful if you have pets and/or small children. The sap can also cause skin irritation.

What kind of flower has a heart shaped spathe?

Also called the flamingo flower, this species of anthurium is the plant often described as having red, plastic-looking flowers. The large red spathe is heart-shaped, glossy, and waxy. In the middle of the spathe is the spadix in the shape of a straight spike.