Anthurium

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Lighting Requirements

Your Anthurium should be kept in a bright well-lit location. The more well-lit the spot is, the more flowers will bloom – however it should never be placed in direct sunlight. During the winter, it can do well even in less light.

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Watering Needs

During the growing season from March till September, your Anthurium’s soil should be slightly damp. During watering sessions, it should be watered well and then the top couple of inches of the soil should be allowed to dry out thoroughly until the next watering. Make sure not to neither overwater the plant (this can cause yellowing of leaves) nor to underwater (this can result in leaves turning brown).

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Humidity

Anthuriums thrive in humid environments – misting daily can help maintain high humidity levels. During winter, a humidifier or pebble tray will be more helpful as the air tends to be drier than usual.

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Temperature Preferences

Anthuriums do best between 65-80 degrees Fahrenheit in daytime, and no less than 60 degrees at nighttime. Keep your plant away from any heating or cooling vents and fans as these can change temperature levels in the plant’s vicinity.

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Fertilizer

They do best with balanced / higher nitrogen content fertilizers diluted to a third of the suggested strength; the plant should be fed monthly during spring and summer time, as this is its growth season.

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Pet-Friendly

They can be toxic to pets and humans – if consumed, they can cause some irritation in the mouth and stomach along with potential nausea/vomiting.

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Extra Care

Any discolored or dying flowers should be removed as soon as you first notice them – this allows the plant to focus on new blooms. During winter, allow your Anthurium to rest for approximately 6 weeks – the reduced temperatures, dry soil and less light allow it flower more vigorously in spring and summer time.