Anthurium -Red Plant
-This is an easy to grow and undemanding plant that thrives well in indoor conditions. Bright, indirect light and fertilizer are the keys to flowering. There can be dozens of flowers on the plant at a time!
-This exotic red anthurium adds a blow of luxury to your house. Combined with the glossy high quality red or white planter; it truly creates an amazing environment in your house.
Plant special features
The anthurium flower is universally known as a symbol of hospitality, as this stunning beauty thrives in nearly any location in the home or office. The red and shiny flower/ Spathe (along with a whitish or yellow spadix) of Anthurium brings joy and happiness wherever it goes.
|Anthurium plant will survive any level of light, But if you want it to thrive and flower, you need to provide bright, indirect light or filtered sunlight-the kind it might receive in a western or southern window. Don’t place it in direct sunlight as the leaves may get burnt. Plants in low light grow slowly and don’t really bloom.
|Aim to water the plant only when the soil is dry to touch. Anthurium plants like a moist growing medium, but if soil stays soggy, root rot disease may develop. The more light and heat your plants receive, the more often you’ll need to water.
|This plant prefers high humidity and temperatures between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
|Potted anthuriums prefer a rich but well-draining potting mix that should be kept moist but not wet. Potting mix tailored for orchids, with a few handfuls of sand and a few handfuls of peat moss mixed in, is ideal.
|When an anthurium fills its pot with roots and begins to send plentiful air roots, it is time to repot. . Transfer the plant to a pot that is 2 inches larger than the existing one.
|Anthuriums are ready to propagate when they send out “air roots.” Anthurium roots are fleshy, appearing almost knobby or tuberous. They’ll start jutting out from a stem above the soil line in the pot. You can propagate from air root cuttings or stem cuttings.
Dos and Don’ts:
Make sure your Anthurium plant is in filtered sun-location. Too much direct sunlight may cause Anthurium leaves to turn yellow. Bleached and brown tips also indicate that it is receiving too much light.
Common insect problems include fungus gnats, mealy bugs, or aphids. Infestations should be treated immediately through spraying neem oil, keep affected plants isolated to prevent the bugs from spreading to other indoor plants.
Styling and décor tips:
Best as potted plant near a west or south facing window (i.e. an area of bright filtered light).
Since Anthurium plants is from tropical America and it need a humid environment to thrive, a bathroom with enough indirect light or a kitchen windowsill would be a great place for them to grow.
Anthurium plant is a wonderful tropical houseplant for tabletops for your home or office and an ideal plant for gifting.
Looks quite appealing on white pots/ planters, on a tall corner stand in the living room.