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Anthurium spp.

Anthurium Plant Features

Anthuriums are cheery, exotic flowering houseplants that offer glossy, green heart-shaped leaves topped by heart-shaped pink, red, or white long-lasting blooms. Happily, anthuriums bloom almost all year long if they get enough light, fertilizer, and moisture. 

The brightly colored flowers make anthuriums perfect plants for centerpieces and tabletops. They grow well on their own or mix them with other bold tropicals such as red aglaonema for a knock-out look. Accent their colorful flowers with bold pots; for example, red-flowering anthuriums are stunning in red, white, or black ceramic pots for a classic look. 

Note: Anthurium is a natural air purifier! It’s been scientifically proven to scrub harmful chemicals and indoor air pollution from homes and offices.

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Anthurium Growing Instructions

Grow anthuriums in a medium or bright window or under artificial lights to encourage the most blooms. Anthuriums are great foliage plants for low light, but they won't produce flowers. 

Water anthuriums enough to keep the soil moist, but not wet, and fertilize regularly in spring and summer with a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer. (Follow the directions on the fertilizer packaging to know how much fertilizer to use and how often to apply it.)

Anthuriums also appreciate warm temperatures; protect them from cold, drafty air. Like many tropical flowering houseplants, they need above-average humidity to do their best, making anthuriums excellent choices for bright kitchens or bathrooms.

Note: Anthurium is not intended for human or animal consumption. 

Special Care

Note: Outdoors, anthurium is a fun shade perennial in frost-free climates. Grow it in shade with moist, well-drained soil and it will flower throughout spring and summer. 

  • Light

    Indoors: High light
    Indoors: Medium light
    Outside: Shade

  • Colors

    Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White

  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Special Features

    Deer/rabbit resistant
    Purifies the air

Complement your Anthurium with these varieties:
Red Aglaonema
Red aglaonema makes an excellent accent for bold red, pink, or white anthuriums.

Nerve Plant
Punch up the color quotient by mixing anthuriums with variegated nerve plant.