You got to know your HortyGirl Anthurium indoor potted plant in our recent fun facts and decor ideas blog. It’s now time to learn how to take care of your Anthurium indoor potted plant.

In warmer climates, Anthurium can be grown outdoors in the garden, but they are more commonly grown as indoor houseplants. Anthuriums are low maintenance with bright red, green and white colours, making them a delightful addition to your home or office living decor. Under the proper care, Anthurium indoor potted plants can bloom for months at a time and you’ll be able to enjoy its colourful blooms year-round.

Read on to learn plant care tips for your Anthurium potted plant to help keep it healthy and happy in your living decor all year long.

Watering and Humidity Care Tips

Anthuriums require infrequent waterings and high humidity. Water about once a week when the soil is dried out. If you also see the leaves start to drop down and lie flat, then it’s time to water your Anthurium indoor potted plant. Basically, if your Anthurium plant gets more light and warmth, then it will need more water.

Before watering, you can always check the soil moisture by inserting a bamboo or wood skewer into the soil. To water your Anthurium, use a personal water bottle and pour a small amount of water directly at the base of the plant stems.

To keep humidity levels up, best to set the pot in a tray with rocks or gravel where the plant’s water can drain out. You can also mist the plant with water on a weekly basis to keep humidity levels up, but let the soil dry between waterings.

Using a humidifier, placing your plant in the bathroom or grouping plants close together can also help keep humidity levels up for your Anthurium indoor potted plant.

If you received a HortyGirl Anthurium indoor potted plant in a container without drainage, this plant can be watered with a minimal amount on a weekly basis. It is best to water a small amount every week than a heavier infrequent amount.

Anthuriums in bright indirect light from the Top Care Tips For Your Anthurium Potted Plant blog

Lighting Care Tips

Anthuriums prefer at least 6 hours of bright indirect sunlight each day to thrive. It is best to avoid direct sunlight as it will burn the leaves and flowers.

If the plant receives low light, it will grow more slowly, have a dull colour and produce fewer and smaller flowers.

If you want your Anthurium indoor potted plant to bloom all year long, follow the above watering requirements, and place your plant in the Southern light during the winter and East or Western light in the Spring and Summer.

Temperature Care Tips

Since Anthurium indoor potted plants are native tropical plants and prefer warm temperatures, it’s best to try to mimic these conditions in your home or office. However, these plants are adaptable and can handle typical indoor home or office temperature ranges.

The preferred temperature range for Anthuriums is between 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit or 18 to 29 degrees Celsius. If the indoor temperature drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit or 10 degrees Celsius, your plant will stop growing. On the other hand, if your indoor space gets too hot, your Anthurium plant can wilt.

Growing Your Anthurium from the Top Care Tips For Your Anthurium Potted Plant blog

Fertilizer & Growth Care Tips

To encourage more blooms during the spring and summer growing season, you can feed your Anthurium indoor potted plant a ¼-strength liquid fertilizer high in phosphorus once a month.

Anthurium plants tend to grow at a slow to moderate pace, and can sometimes grow up to 2 feet long in one growing season. As your Anthurium grows, be sure to place it in a bigger pot, and use a coarse potting mix soil that drains well to avoid root rot, but holds moisture for root absorption.

If your Anthurium plant has dying brown leaves, it’s best to remove these leaves with hand pruners so the plant can put its energy into new leaf growth. If the plant has any faded flowers, remove them by cutting at the base of the flower stem, closest to the base of the plant.

Finishing Up

Anthuriums are easy-care beautiful tropical potted plants that can thrive and bloom all year long, which makes them perfect for your living decor adding natural beauty and colour to any space.

By following the above plant care tips, you’ll be able to enjoy the beauty of your HortyGirl Anthurium potted plant for many years. Additionally, in return, your plant will also help purify the air you breathe, release oxygen and improve the air circulation of your home or office.

To learn more about Anthuriums, read our fun facts and decor ideas blog. If you have further care questions, please contact us.