Also called flamingo flower, this easy-to-grow houseplants has wavy, exotic, brightly colored flowers (spathes) that can last for weeks.
HOW TO NOT KILL IT
Location – An anthurium is a tropical plant, so it needs warmth and humidity. Place the plant in warm room (60-68F / 15-20C) and away from drafts.
Light - Position it in bright light, but out of direct sun, about 3ft (1m) or so away from a sunny window.
Watering + feeding – Water moderately from spring to fall, whenever the soil surface feels dry. After watering, the potting mix should feel moist, but not soggy. Water less in winter. Feed monthly in spring and summer.
Care – To provide humidity, mist the leaves regularly (avoid the flowers) or set the plant on a pebble filled tray of water. Clean the leaves frequently with a damp sponge, and gently pull of spent flowers. Repot in spring into a slightly larger pot.
LEAF TIPS TURNING BROWN?
The air isn’t humid enough or your plant has too much direct sunlight – the leaves can burn easily.
SAVE IT – Increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly, or place the pot on a pebble-filled tray of water. Move to a bright spot that is out of direct sunlight.
LOTS OF LEAVES BUT NO FLOWERS?
Your plant may not be getting enough sunlight, it might be in too large a pot, or it may be underfed.
SAVE IT - Move it to brighter spot. Repot it in a smaller pot if there than ½ - ¾ in (1-2cm) between the edge of the pot and the root ball. Feed once a month to encourage flowering.
This could be due to too much watering or overfeeding.
SAVE IT – Don’t allow your plant to sit in water, and only water again when the stop of the potting mix is dry. If necessary, stop feeding it for a month or two.