How to care for an anturium?
Anthurium is a very bright flower. There are about 700 varieties of it. Some attract attention with bright red, pink or white petals, in the middle of each of them there is an ear of violet, brown, yellow or green hue. These amazing plants bloom from spring to late summer. In nature it can be found on the islands of the Pacific Ocean and in Tropical America. Recently, this flower is becoming very popular.
How to care for an anthurium
Care of this plant requires certainknowledge. It's not so simple. To the flower does not die, you need to learn how to properly care for the anthurium. If you have not bought this flower yet, think carefully. Everyone wants to have such beauty at home, but in fact it is necessary to provide the plant with suitable conditions. However, if you are serious, we recommend that you start one of the following: Anturium Andre, Anthurium Scherzer, Anthurium crystal or climbing. They are most suitable for home maintenance. You can buy such a plant in large specialized stores.
So, you have an anthurium flower at home - how to care? First of all, you need to consider that this plant has a superficial root system, so the pot needs a short and very wide pot. The soil must be loose. Anthurium is a plant that is thermophilic, but nevertheless it does not like direct sun rays. It is best to put it on the windowsill on the east or west side of the house. This flower does not tolerate drafts, can not live in a cold room. The temperature should be at least 18 degrees, the optimum 20-22.
Particular attention should be paid to spraying andwatering. Anthurium loves high humidity, watering the plant should be based on what kind of soil. It should not be over-dried or waterlogged. Water at room temperature should stay at least 3 days.
In summer, the flower needs to be sprayed 1-2 timesin a day, in winter it can not be done at all. When spraying, try not to fall on the flowers, spray the water only on the leaves. If the leaves are not moist enough, the plants begin to fold into a tube, do not allow this, but if it does, spray the plant twice as often.
To transplant a plant it is necessary time in one and a half-twoyear, increasing the pot area a little. Do not allow soil to be compacted. Anthurium is susceptible to various diseases and pests, with insufficient moisture, leaves attack the spider mite, weak plants are sometimes attacked by a mealy worm, and when parasitic fungi appear, they become supercooled. Any of these diseases can be cured with proper care. Normalize the air temperature, humidity in the room in which the flower is located. Watch him, water him and spray him in time, then everything will be fine. More information on how to care for the flowers Anthurium, you can read in the specialized literature.