Anthurium plants are also referred to as “Flamingo Flower” and “Boy Flower” plants, both names refer to the structure of the flower. These easy-care indoor plants produce beautiful, long-lasting, waxy, heart- shaped “flowers” .
Anthurium plants like as much bright indirect light as possible, but no direct sun. If there is insufficient light, an anthurium plant produces fewer flowers and becomes thin and straggly as the leaves stretch toward the light.
Water well and then allow the top two or three inches of soil to dry out before watering again. Over-watering causes yellow leaf tips and under- watering causes brown leaf tips.
Anthurium plants prefer temperatures 75°F-85°F (23.9°C-29.4°C) during the day and about 10° cooler at night. Temperatures below 50°F (10°C) slow the growth of leaves and flowers.
The higher the humidity, the happier an anthurium plant.
Anthurium plants are susceptible to Mealy Bugs, scale, Aphids, and thrip. The new tender growth is especially vulnerable.
Give Anthurium plants a six-week rest during the winter. Lower temperatures, less light, and drier soil during the winter help an anthurium produce more flowers in the spring and summer.
Anthurium plants remove ammonia, formaldehyde, and xylene from the air.