Video: Anthurium (Anthurium) Flower-flamingo, Growing At Home
Anthurium is the most effective representative of the Aroid family in indoor floriculture. The homeland of anthurium is the tropical forests of South America. The genus Anthurium has about 600 species. In indoor culture, Scherzer's anthurium and Andre's anthurium are widespread as flowering plants, and crystal anthurium are common as decorative-leaved plants.
Small inconspicuous flowers of anthurium, collected on the cob, are covered with a large leaf - the perianth, which is painted in various colors. Anthurium Andre has especially luxurious flowers - this species can reach more than 1 meter in height.
Cut flowers of certain varieties are very effective in bouquets. Dutch breeders offer such exotic varieties as Acropolis (yellow-orange cob, white blanket), Pistachio (pink-green cob, green blanket), Choco (white-green cob, chocolate colored blanket), and many others.
Anthurium Scherzer, in turn, as a species, is distinguished by its small stature. It is mainly grown as a houseplant. In
currently displayed three groups of hybrids: tall (60 cm), medium (30-45 cm) and a miniature (5-10 cm).
Tall ones are distinguished by a large number of small inflorescences with an oval-shaped bedspread - these are the varieties of Lady Jane, Renata.
Medium-sized - with an inflorescence in the shape of a curved ear and a veil in the shape of a heart, bent down. Miniature varieties are very early flowering.
All anthuriums, like tropical plants, are thermophilic and do not tolerate cold and drafts. They prefer a bright, but not sunny place and high humidity. In a dry room, these plants are sprayed. Anthurium leaves must be kept clean.
Water the plants little by little, preventing the soil from drying out. Once every two weeks, a complex fertilizer is added to the irrigation water. In winter, anthuriums are fed more often - once a week. Poor drainage, too heavy soil, and over-watering can cause root rot.
Young anthurium plants are transplanted annually in early spring. A thick layer of shards or expanded clay is laid at the bottom of the pot, a substrate of peat fibrous soil and chopped moss is poured, the pH value is necessarily slightly acidic, from 5 to 6.
Anthurium has very brittle fleshy roots, so you need to handle it carefully when transplanting. It is very useful to pour a layer of fine expanded clay on top of the substrate.