The anthurium is a tropical plant, with shiny green leaves and heart-shaped flowers. It is available as a cut flower and as a pot plant. It is a very versatile plant anyway: with more than 600 varieties there is always an anthurium that fits your interior. Whether this is a rustic, romantic or simple style. She immediately adds a touch of colour to any home, and is available in a wide variety of colours. Think of pink, brown, orange, red, green, purple, yellow and even black. In addition, the anthurium is easy to take care of, she doesn’t need much to stay beautiful for a long time. In this article we share 3 tips, so you can enjoy your anthurium plant even longer!
1. The best location
A location is very important for the flowering of a plant, but differs enormously from plant to plant. As the anthurium comes from the tropics, it likes warmth. A temperature between 20°C and 22°C is ideal. Preferably place your plant in a place with a lot of daylight, but outside direct sunlight. Also beware of heat from radiators and draughts from windows. If there is daylight in your bathroom, this is certainly a suitable spot, as the anthurium does well in high humidity.
It is best to water an anthurium plant once a week in winter. In summer this is allowed twice a week. It is best if the potting soil is never completely dry, but also not soaking wet. As an extra, spray your plant every now and then with a plant sprayer, especially in winter. With the heating on, the humidity can be a bit lower. Spraying it every now and then will help your plant stay healthy!
3. Pruning every now and then
Prune your anthurium plant once in a while, because then it will last even longer. If you cut away wilted flowers and dry leaves, you save the plant energy. And it’s better to use it to make new leaves and flowers.
With the right care, the anthurium produces new flowers all year round. Usually there is a cycle of three months of flowering, a few months no flowering, and then another three months of flowering. In winter it usually produces a little less flowers, but when the weather gets a bit sunnier and warmer, it wakes up from its hibernation and blooms again. So there’s no need to throw it away.
Would you like to know more about the care of an anthurium? Just ask!