How to care for your anthurium plant

Anthuriums are wonderful tropical plants. Not only are their leaves beautiful but so are their unusual flowers. These large and brightly coloured flowers will brighten any home or office. The best part of all is that they make great houseplants and they are surprisingly easy to care for even though they are tropical in nature.

Regular watering is key but it’s important not to overdo it. Water once or twice a week and make sure that you add plenty of water along with proper drainage. As much as these plants love water, their roots won’t enjoy the prolonged soak. Make sure that your pot has holes in the base and place a drip tray to catch any excess water.

It’s not uncommon for leaves to turn brown and die. So if you notice some brown or yellow leaves, clip them from the plant. This will make room for new leaves to grow and your plant won’t spend any energy on dying leaves. Not to mention the fact that your plant looks that much better without the presence of decaying plant material. Even if you feel like you’re cutting away half of your plant, soon it will be as lush and green as ever!

Light is another important aspect but take care not to place this potted plant in the direct sun or it will end up burning the leaves and flowers. Think about the kind of light that filters through the tree canopy in a rainforest. The rays brighten the area without burning the plants below. Look for the sunniest room in your home and make sure that you select a spot that does not receive direct sunlight.

If you live in a tropical area, you can add this plant to your garden. Of course you will need to select a spot that receives naturally filtered light so as to avoid direct sun exposure. If you live in an area that experiences harsh winters, then these plants should be brought indoors during the colder months. Keep them in as bright an area as possible and you might want to ease off on the watering and allow the soil to dry out before watering again.