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Anthurium Care: The Complete Guide

Anthurium Care: The Complete Guide

Anthuriums, with their heart-shaped leaves and vibrant-blooming varieties, bring a touch of the tropics to any indoor space. Whether you’re an avid collector or a newcomer to the houseplant world, Anthuriums offer striking beauty and are relatively easy to care for.

THE SCIENCE

Family: Araceae

Genus: Anthurium

Commonly: laceleaf, flamingo flower, painter's palette

THE BASICS

WATER

Anthuriums prefer consistently moist soil but they’re susceptible to root rot if overwatered. Offer a good soak as soon as the first few inches of soil are dry.

Pro-tip: Use room-temp water to avoid shock and consider bottom watering to encourage downward root development.

LIGHT

They prefer to be in bright, indirect sunlight and though they can tolerate lower light conditions, you may notice slowed growth.

In flowering varieties, more sun may be required to support the blooms.

HUMIDITY & TEMP

Originating from tropical regions, Anthuriums appreciate higher humidity. They can adapt to typical household conditions but would benefit from a humidifier to promote lush growth.

THE NITTY GRITTY

SOIL

A well-draining, aerated soil is best: potting mix, perlite, orchid bark, and other chunky mediums are an excellent choice.

Check out our signature blend, Dirt Bag – specifically mixed for aroids like these to ensure optimal soil quality and promote growth!

From our team: Anthuriums don’t enjoy being root-bound – repot as soon as you notice roots escaping through drainage holes into something 1-2 inches larger.

FERTILIZING

A balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season will keep your Anthurium well-fed!

Dilute to half-strength or stop fertilizing in the fall and winter when the plant is heading into dormancy.

Incorporate our Arber Plant Food during your routine waterings to promote lush, bright foliage.

PESTS

Keep an eye out for common pests like spider mites and aphids to prevent foliage damage. Maintaining good plant hygiene, such as removing dead or decaying leaves, helps deter pests and keep Anthuriums healthy.

A preventative routine is best to keep infestations away - include Arber Insecticide during your weekly maintenance.