Anthurium Care Guide
These exotic houseplants have glossy heart-shaped leaves with a beautiful bloom that comes in pink, red, purple, or white. They can bloom all year long with enough light and water. The Anthurium originated in the South American rain forest so they thrive in high-humidity environments with a decent amount of shade.
- Light: Anthurium plants do best in bright indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as this will burn the leaves.
- Pet Friendly: No
- Water: Water your plant when the top 2-3 inches of soil is dry.
- Humidity: High
- Temperature: 75°-85° F is the ideal temperature for Anthurium plants. Temperatures below 50° F slow the growth of leaves and flowers.
- Difficult Level: Medium
Common Problems Q&A
How long does an Anthurium flower for?
Anthuriums can flower all year, but often they flower for about 3 months and then its cycle starts again. Anthurium plants generally have fewer flowers in the winter, but as the sun shines more the flowers grow back.
Why are my leaves yellowing?
Generally this is a sign that your plant is not happy. It is likely that the roots are too wet and your plant is getting too much direct sunlight.
Can an Anthurium grow outside?
Anthuriums are tropical plants so temperatures between 68°- 72° F. are ideal. An Anthurium plant could survive outside provided that temperatures do not drop below 16°C are night and it is in a drought free place.