Anthurium Plant Features
Anthuriums are cheery, exotic flowering houseplants that offer glossy, green heart-shaped leaves topped by heart-shaped pink, red, or white long-lasting blooms. Happily, anthuriums bloom almost all year long if they get enough light, fertilizer, and moisture.
The brightly colored flowers make anthuriums perfect plants for centerpieces and tabletops. They grow well on their own or mix them with other bold tropicals such as red aglaonema for a knock-out look. Accent their colorful flowers with bold pots; for example, red-flowering anthuriums are stunning in red, white, or black ceramic pots for a classic look.
Note: Anthurium is a natural air purifier! It’s been scientifically proven to scrub harmful chemicals and indoor air pollution from homes and offices.
Anthurium Growing Instructions
Grow anthuriums in a medium or bright window or under artificial lights to encourage the most blooms. Anthuriums are great foliage plants for low light, but they won’t produce flowers.
Water anthuriums enough to keep the soil moist, but not wet, and fertilize regularly in spring and summer with a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer. (Follow the directions on the fertilizer packaging to know how much fertilizer to use and how often to apply it.)
Anthuriums also appreciate warm temperatures; protect them from cold, drafty air. Like many tropical flowering houseplants, they need above-average humidity to do their best, making anthuriums excellent choices for bright kitchens or bathrooms.
These flowering houseplants aren’t particularly fussy about fertilizing; you can feed them once every six months or so at minimum. If you would like your anthurium to bloom more, you can fertilize regularly with any general-purpose houseplant fertilizer. Follow the fertilizer directions on how much to use.
Note: Anthurium is not intended for human or animal consumption.
Note: Outdoors, anthurium is a fun shade perennial in frost-free climates. Grow it in shade with moist, well-drained soil and it will flower throughout spring and summer.