Gardening Questions And Answers
During the growing season of March through September, you can expect to water about once weekly. This gives the soil time to dry out before watering again. However, during winter when the plant goes into dormancy (growth slows), the anthurium will probably only require water about once every two weeks.
Also called the flamingo flower, this species of anthurium is the plant often described as having red, plastic-looking flowers. The large red spathe is heart-shaped, glossy, and waxy. In the middle of the spathe is the spadix in the shape of a straight spike. The anthurium flower (spadix) is yellow and white.
Anthurium Trimming Tips Take a close look at your anthurium plant, then begin pruning from the top down. Remove any discolored or dead leaves. Cut wilted or dead blossoms down to the base of the stem. You can also remove wayward leaves to improve the appearance of the plant, but leave at least three to […]
Both too much and too little water can cause anthurium to lose their flowers – but too much water can cause root rot and kill your plant altogether. If your plant’s leaves are turning brown or wilting along with losing flowers, you need to make some quick course corrections in your plant care routine.
Anthurium is highly valued for its waxy, heart-shaped blooms of bright red, salmon, pink or white. In spite of its exotic appearance, anthurium is surprisingly low maintenance. However, cutting back an anthurium is necessary from time to time to keep the plant happy and healthy. Pruning can be done any time of year.
Lighting Is The Most Common Cause Of An Anthurium Not Flowering. One of the most common reasons why anthurium houseplants don’t bloom is insufficient light. Anthuriums can survive and even produce vigorous foliage in lower lighting conditions, but they won’t flower if they don’t have lots of bright indirect sunlight.
Care of anthurium plants does not require too much fertilizer. The plant only needs to be fertilized with a one-quarter strength fertilizer once every three to four months. To get the best blooms, use a fertilizer that has a higher phosphorus number (the middle number). Proper care for anthuriums is not hard.