Anthurium plant care and essential tips

Anthuriums are wonderful tropical plants. Not only are its leaves beautiful, but also its flowers unusual. These large, brightly coloured flowers will brighten any home or office. Best of all, they make great houseplants and are surprisingly easy to care for even though they are tropical in nature. If you have an anthurium plant, here are some essential tips to keep in mind.



Regular watering is key for your anthurium plant, but it’s important not to overdo it. Water once or twice a week and be sure to add plenty of water along with adequate drainage. As much as these plants love water, their roots will not enjoy prolonged soaking. Make sure the pot has holes in the base and place a drip tray to catch excess water.


Browning leaves

It is not uncommon for the leaves of your anthurium plant to turn brown and die. So, if you notice any brown or yellow leaves, cut them off the plant. This will leave room for new leaves to grow and your plant won’t waste energy on dying leaves. Not to mention, your plant looks so much better without the presence of decaying plant material. Even if it feels like you’re cutting off half your plant, it will soon be back as lush and green as ever!


Sufficient light

Light is another important aspect for your anthurium plant, but be careful not to place this potted plant in direct sun otherwise it will end up burning the leaves and flowers. Think of the kind of light that filters through the treetops in a rainforest. The rays illuminate the area without burning the plants underneath. Find the sunniest room in your home and make sure to select a spot that doesn’t receive direct sunlight.


If you live in a tropical area, you can add an anthurium plant to your garden. Of course, you’ll need to select a location that receives naturally filtered light to avoid direct sun exposure. If you live in an area with harsh winters, these plants should be brought indoors during the colder months. Keep them in as bright an area as possible, and you may want to reduce watering and let the soil dry out before watering again.