Anthuriums originate from Central and South America.  The red, heart-shaped flower of Anthuriums is really a spathe, or waxy, modified leaf flaring out from the base of a fleshy spike (spadix) where the tiny real flowers grow.

Water

Anthuriums thrive when allowed to dry slightly between thorough waterings.  Check the soil surface every few days and give your plant a thorough drink when the top inch of soil begins to dry out.  Drainage is important for Anthuriums.  Don't let water build up in the saucer, allowing your plant to sit in it.  Anthuriums also like humidity and will appreciate occasional misting.

Light

A bright, indirect light is best for your Anthuriums.  Hot direct light may burn the foliage.  Anthuriums also prefer warm temperatures - minimum of 60F degrees.

Fertilizer

Fertilize twice a month during the growing season (early spring to fall) with an all purpose fertilizer.

 

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