☘ Origin: Tropical rainforests of Colombia, Guatemala and Brazil
☘ Botanical Name: Anthurium Andraeanum
☘ Family: Araceae
☘ Common Name: Flamingo Lily
Symbolism: In ancient Greece, the flowers of Anthurium were Cupid’s arrows who could make people fall in love. Despite the history of flower lovers, gifting an Anthurium in person shows the sincere, pure, strong feelings of friendship towards the recipient.
Place your Anthurium in a warm, well-lit spot. The more light the plant receives, the more flowers your plant will produce, but never expose it to direct sunlight.
Give your plant a turn every few days to expose all sides to light for even growth from all sides.
Keep the soil lightly moist during the growing season from March through September. Water your Anthurium well and then allow the top 1"-2" (2.5-5cm) of soil to dry out before watering again. Overwatering causes yellow leaf tips and under-watering causes brown leaf tips.
To give your plant the absolute best, room-temperature rainwater and bottled spring water are your best options. Any water containing sugar or salt will hurt your plant!
Anthurium loves a humid environment, so feel free to mist every day using filtered water. Use a pebble tray or a humidifier during the winter months when the air tends to be much drier.
Use a balanced fertilizer or one a little higher in nitrogen for Anthurium plants. Feed monthly in the spring and summer, when Anthurium plants are actively growing.
Anthuriums are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and skin irritation, stomach pain and irritation with possible vomiting.
➕ Additional Tips
Quickly remove fading or dying flowers as soon as they appear. This helps the plant focus its energy on new growth. Give your Anthurium a six-week rest during the winter. Lower temperatures, less light, and drier soil during this time help an Anthurium produce more flowers in the spring and summer.
⛔ HIGH RISK
● Do Not Overwater! This will cause leaf drop and root rot that eventually could kill the plant. The worst thing you can do regarding watering is "give it too much".
● Make sure your plant is not placed near Heat or AC source. It is best to keep consistent room temperature throughout the seasons and not turn off Heat or AC when away or traveling. The best temperature ratio for almost any plant is (15°C-24°C).
Above all, make sure you’re ready for plant parenthood.
💡 These essential care instructions are just guidelines; watering frequency, care routine will vary depending on location, light, temperature, humidity and air circulation in a space -- and most of all on your care.
💡 Your plant relies on you to give it healthy living conditions and deserves plenty of TLC. In fact, the mere act of paying attention to it on daily basis -- or "listening | talking" to it, if you will -- is one of the most important things you can do as a plant parent.
💡 If you see any signs of distress, you may need to act immediately to save your plant.
💡 On top of useful plant care advice, is expanding your knowledge and self-study in regard to your specific plants types. Further reading is a great resource for learning all about your plants, and the proper care that each of them needs along with any signs of distress or diseases. You can learn which are the best spots for your plants in your home, how to grow different plants, how to water your plants correctly, how to treat immediately and more.
💡 At the end of the day, you’re the plant’s guardian and your plant cannot survive without your love and care.