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Anthurium Care

The “flowers” of the Anthurium are some of the longest-lasting on earth, which means that dazzling color will last in your home for months. The Anthurium symbolizes hospitality with its open heart-shaped flower and inspires happiness and abundance.

How to care for your Anthurium

Use these instructions to care for an Anthurium. This guide will tell you how to water an Anthurium; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

Anthurium Big and Bold

LIGHT

Your Anthurium prefers bright indirect light. Direct sun may burn the leaves. The more light the plant receives, the more blooms your plant will produce.

WATER

Water your Anthurium when 50-75% of the soil volume is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer. Overwatering causes yellow leaf tips and underwatering causes brown leaf tips.

HUMIDITY

Your Anthurium loves a humid environment. Mist frequently or use a pebble tray or humidifier during the winter months when the air is dry.

TEMPERATURE

Your Anthurium prefers average to warm temperatures between 65-80°F. Avoid temperatures below 60°F and avoid placing your plant near heating and air conditioning vents or fans.

FOOD

Feed every month in the spring and summer with a fertilizer high in nitrogen or one formulated for Anthurium plants. Dilute the fertilizer to half the recommended strength, and be sure to only apply fertilizer to damp soil.

TOXICITY

This plant is considered toxic to pets and humans if ingested.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Prune spent flowers as they appear. If you notice your Anthurium hasn’t bloomed during the growing season, it may need more light. Give your Anthurium a six-week rest during the winter. Lower temperatures, less light, and drier soil during this time will help your plant produce more flowers in the spring and summer.

Anthurium Pink

LIGHT

Your Anthurium prefers bright indirect light, but can adapt to low light. The more light the plant receives, the more it will grow. It cannot tolerate extended periods of direct sunlight.

WATER

Water your Anthurium when 50% of the soil volume is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer. Overwatering causes yellow leaf tips and underwatering causes brown leaf tips.

HUMIDITY

Your Anthurium loves a humid environment. Mist frequently or use a pebble tray or humidifier during the winter months when the air is dry.

TEMPERATURE

Your Anthurium prefers average to warm temperatures between 65-80°F. Avoid temperatures below 60°F and avoid placing your plant near heating and air conditioning vents or fans.

FOOD

Feed every month in the spring and summer with a fertilizer high in nitrogen or one formulated for Anthurium plants. Dilute the fertilizer to half the recommended strength, and be sure to only apply fertilizer to damp soil.

TOXICITY

This plant is considered toxic to pets and humans if ingested.

ADDITIONAL CARE

The wide leaves can collect dust easily, which can prevent your plant from growing efficiently, so dust the leaves monthly. Alternatively, you can take your plant to the shower and rinse off the leaves with lukewarm water.

Anthurium Red

LIGHT

Your Anthurium prefers bright indirect light, but can adapt to low light. The more light the plant receives, the more it will grow. It cannot tolerate extended periods of direct sunlight.

WATER

Water your Anthurium when 50% of the soil volume is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer. Overwatering causes yellow leaf tips and underwatering causes brown leaf tips.

HUMIDITY

Your Anthurium loves a humid environment. Mist frequently or use a pebble tray or humidifier during the winter months when the air is dry.

TEMPERATURE

Your Anthurium prefers average to warm temperatures between 65-80°F. Avoid temperatures below 60°F. Keep your plant away from drafty areas and open vents.

FOOD

Feed every month in the spring and summer with a fertilizer high in nitrogen or one formulated for Anthurium plants. Dilute the fertilizer to half the recommended strength, and be sure to only apply fertilizer to damp soil.

TOXICITY

This plant is considered toxic to pets and humans if ingested.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Prune spent flowers as they appear. If you notice your Anthurium hasn’t bloomed during the growing season, it may need more light. Give your Anthurium a six-week rest during the winter. Lower temperatures, less light, and drier soil during this time will help your plant produce more flowers in the spring and summer.

Anthurium Ruffles

LIGHT

Your Anthurium prefers bright indirect light. Direct sun may burn the leaves.

WATER

Water your Anthurium when 50-75% of the soil volume is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer. Overwatering causes yellow leaf tips and underwatering causes brown leaf tips.

HUMIDITY

Your Anthurium loves a humid environment. Mist frequently or use a pebble tray or humidifier during the winter months when the air is dry.

TEMPERATURE

Your Anthurium prefers average to warm temperatures between 65-80°F. Avoid temperatures below 60°F and avoid placing your plant near heating and air conditioning vents or fans.

FOOD

Feed every month in the spring and summer with a fertilizer high in nitrogen or one formulated for Anthurium plants. Dilute the fertilizer to half the recommended strength, and be sure to only apply fertilizer to damp soil.

TOXICITY

This plant is considered toxic to pets and humans if ingested.

ADDITIONAL CARE

The wide leaves can collect dust easily, which can prevent your plant from growing efficiently, so dust the leaves monthly. Alternatively, you can take your plant to the shower and rinse off the leaves with lukewarm water.

Anthurium White

LIGHT

Your Anthurium prefers bright indirect light, but can adapt to low light. The more light the plant receives, the more it will grow. It cannot tolerate extended periods of direct sunlight.

WATER

Water your Anthurium when 50% of the soil volume is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer. Overwatering causes yellow leaf tips and underwatering causes brown leaf tips.

HUMIDITY

Your Anthurium loves a humid environment. Mist frequently or use a pebble tray or humidifier during the winter months when the air is dry.

TEMPERATURE

Your Anthurium prefers temperatures between 65-80°F. Keep your plant away from drafty areas and open vents.

FOOD

Feed once every month in the spring and summer. Use a fertilizer high in nitrogen or a fertilizer formulated for Anthurium, diluted to half-strength. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil.

TOXICITY

This plant is considered toxic to pets and humans if ingested.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Prune spent flowers as they appear. If you notice your Anthurium hasn’t bloomed during the growing season, it may need more light. Give your Anthurium a six-week rest during the winter. Lower temperatures, less light, and drier soil during this time will help your plant produce more flowers in the spring and summer.

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What's an Anthurium?

Botanical Classification: Anthurium andraeanum

ABOUT

Did you know the colorful “flowers” of the Anthurium are actually modified leaves? The true flowers of the plant grow from the center structure called an inflorescence.

Originally found in areas of the Andes Mountain range in Colombia and Ecuador, this beauty enjoys a warm spot in your home with a bit of extra humidity.

FUN FACT

Anthuriums get their name from the Greek words “anthos” and “oura,” meaning “tail flower.”

Pictured Left: Anthurium Red

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