Anthuriums are easily one of the most giftable plants around. The most common ones bloom vibrant, waxy flowers all year long, and require minimal maintenance to thrive. They're a great, sustainable alternative to buying cut flowers, and come in different colors, shapes, and sizes. Most commonly, they are prized for their blooms, but there are also types that are grown for stunning foliage as well. There are over 1,000 different varieties, each just as breathtaking as the next.
Place in medium to bright indirect light. For optimal growth, bright indirect light is recommended.
Water weekly or when the top 2" of soil feel dry.
Use diluted plant food once a month in the spring and summer. Stop feeding in the fall and winter since the plant goes dormant and will not need the extra nutrients.
The plant is toxic when ingested.
Care instructions are usually consistent for most anthuriums, but we always recommend researching your specific plant to make sure you get it right the first time.
If you have a variety known for its flowers and notice that they're fading or wilting, don't fret––this is totally normal, and does not mean your plant is dying. The flowers typically bloom for 2-3 months. You can prune them towards the end of this cycle before they fade and make yourself a beautiful centerpiece that can last in water for up to 6 weeks.
Having trouble getting flowers to grow? While these plants are adaptable, they are not going to bloom often in non-ideal conditions. Light, high humidity, and consistent watering is the key to their happiness, and will aid in pushing out fresh flowers. Opt for a plant food high in phosphorus (the 'P' in N-P-K) to encourage healthy, quick blooms. Stay on top of repotting every year to keep soil fresh, and you'll have a happy, healthy plant on your hands.