Anthurium prefer medium, indirect light. Anthurium live naturally and survive best in tropical conditions. Your anthurium should be producing more flowers as it grows but if it’s not, it’s possible that it is not receiving sufficient light. Direct light can burn the leaves of the plant. If you begin to see burning, move the plant away further from the direct light.
Anthuriums do not like changing temperatures and wind. Put your Anthurium safe during ventilating your room. The best Anthurium grow at stable temperatures of 65 F.
It is best to water your Anthurium once a week but if it begins to show symptoms of under watering, it is ok to water twice a week. Check the soil for moisture before deciding to water. It is best to let the soil dry completely between waterings. You can spray or mist your plant with water but it is not required. One day after watering, remove the Anthurium from the decorative pot and check for standing water. Dump out any excess water from the decorative pot. If your Anthurium becomes too dry, the leaves and flowers will begin to wilt.
We advise against fertilizing your anthurium as the risk of harming your plant is higher than helping it. If you do wish to fertilizer your anthurium, try using osmocote or another slow release fertilizer. Follow the instructions on the package carefully. If you wish to use an organic fertilizer, there are many recipes you can find online.
The best time to repot your Anthurium is usually after the flowering period. If you check the clod of the Anthurium you will see that the roots are grown very well and they are even trying to find a new way through the bottom of the pot. If this is the case, let's repot the plant. Use a new pot that is two sizes bigger in its diameter maximum than the current pot. Use well-draining, loose soil with a pH-value of 6.5. Another option is to mix usual soil with one third of orchid soil, this has the same effect. While repotting a plant always start with a thin layer of soil first in the pot. The right amount of soil you figure out through positioning the clod in the pot, when you think the height is alright.
Normally the Anthurium flowers in periods of at least three months and takes then a short break of three months maximum. This is the normal rhythm of the life of any Anthurium. Do not give fertilizer during this period. You can keep the plant a little cooler at around 60 - 65 F during the flower break. If the leaves are shiny and intense green, your plant is healthy enough to create new flowers. After a break of three months and good care you can watch new blooms coming up from the base of the plant.
Pests and diseases
Anthurium are very resistant to diseases and pests. To keep your plant free of disease, make sure that your plant is not being overwatered and never sitting in water. If you begin to see brown roots, it is possible that you are experiencing root rot. If you see this, water your plant less frequently. We recommend treating for pest and diseases in very simple ways. If you begin to see scale, aphids, mealy bug, or other type of pests on your succulents, trying washing your entire anthurium with alcohol wipes.