Tips On Growing Anthuriums Indoors

Anthurium Plants

Anthurium Plants

In many parts of the world, weather and climate conditions dictate that anthuriums must be grown indoors. Anthurium plants simply can not handle cold winters or hot summers. When exposed to temperatures outside of 55 to 95 degrees they can be harmed or even die. Furthermore, anthuriums are very sensitive to direct sunlight and low humidity levels. If you live in an arid, desert region, both of these conditions are in great abundance. Obviously the ideal solution is to grow your anthuriums inside your home, so here are my tips for growing anthuriums indoors.

If at all possible place your plant in the bathroom. The reason that the bathroom is the ideal place for these types of plants is the humidity that is generated when you take a bath. These plants love high humidity and the bathroom is the room with the highest humidity in your house.

Next, put your plant near a window, but away from direct sunlight. These plants require a lot of light, but they can be burned by direct sunlight. They will be stunted if you don’t give them enough light, but direct sunlight can harm them. If you must place them in a locate that the sun strikes directly, use a thin curtain between your plant and the window to filter out a portion of the light.

Set your thermostat to 65 to 80 degrees. This is probably a comfortable range for you and a great range for your plants. These plants can handle a temperature range of 55 to 95 degrees, but it is better to keep them at the temperature that I have recommended.

Finally, don’t forget to water them. Anthuriums come from rain forests where they receive rain everyday. So ideally you should water them everyday. But the main caveat is that you should never allow their roots to sit in water. Make sure that their potting soil is porous and drains well, and make sure that you empty the drip tray that you have set their pot in.

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