Anthurium Care

Anthuriums are related to Peace Lilies and are just as easy to care for. Unlike Peace Lilies, Anthuriums have fewer leaves and their flowers come in a wide array of colors including pink, red, white, bicolor and even purple.

Light – Moderate to bright, indirect light. While they can tolerate low light, they will flower. Avoid direct sunlight which can result in leaf scorch.

Water – In contrast to Peace Lilies, Anthurium prefer to dry out about halfway before they are watered. Be careful to avoid over watering.

Soil – Use a lightweight, well-draining potting soil like Espoma Potting Soil. If the soil is staying too wet, add perlite.

Temperature – Anthuriums do well in temperatures between 65° and 80°. They should not be exposed to temperatures below 55°.

Humidity – While they are comfortable with average humidity levels, they do enjoy higher humidity. Regular misting, a humidifier or a tray of pebbles and water are easy ways to increase the humidity. Also, if it gets enough light, your bathroom is a good spot to place an Anthurium.

Fertilization – Anthuriums are light feeders and should only be fertilized every 2 to 3 months with a balanced fertilizer like Bonide Liquid Plant Food.

Size – On average, Anthruriums get 1 to 2 feet tall and about 9 to 12 inches wide.

Repotting – Anthuriums should not be allowed to become too root bound. Once you notice exposed roots, warped containers or a drastic need to increase watering, it’s time to replant! Make sure to select a container no more than 2 sizes larger than its current container to prevent overwatering.

Propagation – The easiest method of propagation is division.

Toxicity – Moderately toxic to people and pets if ingested.