Anthuriums shining feature are its brightly coloured leaves. This indoor house plant adds a wonderful pop of colour to your home and will keep its red leaves all year round! Being on the smaller side, Anthurium can work anywhere in the home from the coffee table to the windowsill!
Plant Height: 50cm Pot Size: 14cm
How To Care For Anthurium
This indoor plant loves to sit in moist soil. When the top third of the soil becomes dry, be sure to top up this plant with a little bit of water. However, be sure to leave this plant in sodden soil as this will lead to root rot and, ultimately, the death of your plant.
Anthuriums can be grown both indoors and outdoors. In both cases, a relatively shady spot, that is warm in temperature, is ideal. A living room, or dining room is perfect! Avoid putting your anthurium in direct sunlight as this may cause the leaves to scorch.
The sure to give this plant a misting every couple of days. Not only does this help to keep the leaves clean, but it helps to replicate the tropical climate of the Americas.
This indoor plant thrives in soil that is coarse and well draining. If you have a mix with additional sand and peat moss mixed in, this is also great!
During the growing season, Anthuriums will benefit from a phosphorous-light fertiliser (N:P:K 30:10:30) every other week. Be sure to water your fertiliser down with water as this will help prevent the scorching of roots. During the winter months, reduce fertilising to once a month.
Anthuriums are prone to typical bugs and pests. Be sure to watch out for aphids, mealybugs, scale, spider mites, and thrips. If your plant does become infected, be sure to use some of our insecticidal soap spray to treat!
If an Anthurium outgrows its pot, or you’re looking to propagate, be sure to choose a pot that is accommodating for the size of the plant. To see if your plant needs repotting, observe the roots. If they appear to be touching the bottom of your nursery pot, it’s time to change! Why not put your anthurium in a sleek stone ceramic pot?
Native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America, the Anthurium is a fantastic showstopper for any garden, home, or office! Renowned across the globe for their red, glossy flowers and arched yellow tails, this indoor house plant is great choice for those wanting to inject a little bit of colour into a room. The Laceleaf blooms are also heart-shaped, also making them an ideal a gift for a loved one or relative!
Did you know the name ‘Anthurium’ was derived from the Greeks? Literally translating into English as ‘flowering tail’, this is likely due to the plant’s spadix (that’s the yellow part!) towering above its red protector.
One positive of the Anthurium is that it can be kept both indoors and outdoors! In both scenarios, be sure to keep them in mild, temperate climates and keep them out of the direct sunlight. Remember, they’re native to the rainforest so a weekly mist wouldn’t go amiss.
What’s even better is that Anthuriums are evergreen plants, meaning they keep their flowers all year round. Whether the view out of your window is of budding spring or a winter wonderland, one constant will always be the brightly coloured Anthurium on your mantlepiece, desk, or coffee table. However, if you’re keeping your plant alive in winter, it’s better to keep it out of any drafts or cold rooms (just to be sure).
Anthuriums are also list, by NASA, as air purifying! there is northing better than knowing items in your house are keeping you happy and healthy! These air-purifying plants help to remove toxins such as formaldehyde, toluene, and ammonia from your home or workplace. If you’re looking for more information on Anthurium plant care, we found this article by Gardener’s World to be a great source of information!
Please Note: Anthuriums are poisonous to people and pets as they contain calcium oxalate crystals. If its sap gets on your skin or eyes, this may cause irritation. If you have young children or pets, it may be wise to keep this out of reach and raised from the ground.
Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.
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