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Growing Anthurium Indoors
Growing Anthurium Indoors

Video: Growing Anthurium Indoors

Video: Growing Anthurium Indoors

What conditions need to be created for anthurium so that it delights you with its flowering longer


The beautiful southern plant Anthurium - its homeland in the rainforests of South America - is rather capricious, so it is not often found on window sills in houses and offices of companies. But those flower growers who have mastered and follow all the rules for keeping this handsome man can admire their original collection, especially if it contains several varieties of plants at once.

AnthuriumIs a perennial plant of the Aroid family, which has several hundred species. It possesses juicy shiny leaves and original bright flowers, for which it is considered the most beautiful plant of this family. Anthurium flowers can be different in size and color, they are collected in a small, cob-shaped inflorescence, sometimes spirally twisted. The decorativeness of the plant is given by a bright bract-cover, a bit resembling a sail. The heading of the article reflects the scarlet color of this "sail", for which it is sometimes called the flamingo flower, however, depending on the variety of the plant, it can be colored purple, snow-white, lilac or brown. There are even varieties with green bracts.

The most common

varieties of anthurium are

anturium Andre (Anthurium andreanum) - epiphytic plants with heart glossy leaves, requiring special polishing compositions. The flower appears on a peduncle longer than the leaf petiole. The bracts in this variety are usually bright red.

Scherzer Anthurium (Anthurium Sherzerianum) has long narrow leaves are dark green in color; an inflorescence-ear of this species is shaped like a spiral. The bract bed is bright pink, white or red.

In order for anthurium to always delight you with healthy, juicy leaves and beautiful flowers, you must strictly follow the rules for keeping the plant and caring for it. They are as follows:

Air temperature: in summer + 20… + 22 ° C, in winter - not less than + 17 ° C. Please note: Anthurium is afraid of drafts.

Lighting: the plant needs a bright place, but it does not like direct sunlight, so you need to shade the anthurium from them. For placing a flower in a room, western or eastern windows are better suited.

Watering: water only as the soil dries out, avoiding overflow, preferably with soft, settled water, preferably boiled. Since anthurium is a representative of the humid tropics, it requires high humidity. To do this, it is recommended to regularly spray the leaves with warm, boiled water, while not allowing water to get on the inflorescences.

Transfer: it is needed as the plant grows. Young anthuriums are transplanted into a large container annually, each time increasing the diameter of the pot by 2-3 cm, adult plants are transplanted every three years. It is impossible to immediately plant it in a pot that is too large, in this case it will not bloom. When planting in a pot, it is necessary to provide good drainage to the anthurium. The plant has fragile roots and succulent leaves, you need to carefully place it in a container so as not to break them.

Reproduction: Anthurium is propagated by stem cuttings or seeds.


Diseases and pests

Brown shields appeared under the leaves. The shields are to blame for thi

. Every two weeks until the pests disappear, spray the plant with an insecticide, for example, aktara according to the instructions.

The tips of the leaves turn yellow - the reason:

too humid, too abundant watering. Let the soil dry, then cut the watering in half. Inspect and clean the drain holes; check if the correct composition of the potting mix is selected. For good growth, this flower needs a slightly acidic soil mixture (pH 5.5 - 6.5).

White fibrous formations appeared under the leaves and in the leaf axils. These traces were left by a

mealybug … Remove the pests with a cotton swab dipped in 70% alcohol, or spray every 10 days with the same insecticide as for scabbards until the worm disappears.

Leaves appear dull and weak. So the room is

too dark. Move the pot to a lighter spot, but do not expose it to direct sunlight. The leaves are drooping. It is too cold or the plant is in a draft. Move the anthurium to a warmer, draft-free room with temperatures above + 15 ° C.

Brown spots appeared on the leaves. This is a consequence of a

fungal disease. Remove damaged leaves. Spray the plant with a systemic fungicide every two weeks until it clears up.

Leaves dry and become "papery". In room

too dry. Water often and keep the soil moist at all times.

Leaves wither, become whitish. The plant suffers from the

bright sun. Place it so that only reflected, diffused light falls on it.

The roots rise above the soil surface. This means that when transplanting,

you placed the root system of the anthurium too high in the pot. A new transplant is needed. If you notice this in the spring, immediately transplant the plant into the next largest pot. If this happened at a different time of the year, cover the roots with moist moss until next spring, and then transplant.

Good luck in growing this amazing and beautiful plant!

Naira Harutyunyan,

student of the Institute of Television, Business and Design

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