Anthuriums

AnthuriumAnthuriums are native to the Americas’ tropical to semi tropical climates from Mexico to central South America. They are adapted to life on the forest floor where they thrive in filtered sunlight and rich, moist forest loam. These conditions are easily re-created in the home or office and with these simple guidelines your elegant, unique anthurium plant will thrive for you as well. Plants normally bloom in late spring to summer. Flowers may last for months.

Water: keep plants moist only allowing to dry slightly during non-growing, cooler months. Do not allow any standing water.

Light: bright artificial light indoors or near a window with indirect sunlight.

Temperature: 65-80F. Just like orchids and bromeliads. Anthuriums do not like cold but will tolerate temperatures above 80 occasionally.

Fertilizer: apply a balanced house plant food at ½ strength every 2-3 weeks during the growing months.