Anthuriums can be grown by 4 methods. They are by vegetative reproduction, seeds, tissue culture, and fertilization.
- Anthuriums grow on a wide range of soil types ranging from sandy loams to heavy clays.
- Anthuriums need a highly organic soil with good water retention capability and good drainage.
- A well-drained soil is important to prevent the rotting of stems and roots.
- Anthuriums should be planted in raised beds of 1.3 to 2 meters wide and 20 cm deep.
- Anthuriums should not be planted more than 5 cm deep, as deep planting results in the rotting of stems and roots.
- Stake the anthurium after planting for support.
- Water the anthuriums immediately after planting.
- A layer of coconut husks, semi-rotted wood, or sugar cane bagasse may be used.
- Mulching is needed for the anthuriums plants.
- Anthurium plant roots grow into the mulch and spread.
Anthuriums Plant Care:
- Remove dead and unsightly foliage and faded or brown flowers.
- Use a peat moss base.
- Anthuriums need a high light but not direct sunlight.
- Water your anthurium thoroughly, but allow it to dry slightly between waterings.
- Do not over-water the anthuriums as it may cause root damage and yellowing of the leaves.
- Fertilize the anthurium plant about every other month.
- Avoid draughts and strong temperature fluctuations.
- In winter, anthurium plants need a 6 week rest period at a 15Â°C with little water. This allows the plant to flower profusely again in the following season.