Anthurium Care Guide | How to grow Anthuriums at home?

Anthurium Care Guide | How to grow Anthuriums at home?

These indoor plants are epiphytes, a type of air plant that comes from warm, tropical regions where they either grow on the surface of other plants, they can actually grow in rich organic humus. Therefore, as a houseplant, the anthurium is extremely durable and requires little care. 

Not all anthurium are desired for their blooms or flowers. Anthurium that are admired for their foliage have similar care requirements as the "flowering" kinds, but the only difference is that they do not need as much light.

Important: Anthurium are poisonous if ingested/consumed, so be very careful if you have pets and/or small children. The sap can also cause skin irritation.


Place your anthuriums plants in the garden or balcony or window where it can get the brightest possible indirect light. Bright indirect light is when the plant is within a couple of feet of a natural source of light. Direct sunlight will scorch the leaves and flowers!


Water thoroughly when the 2-3 inches of the soil becomes dry to the touch, stopping when water starts draining from the drainage holes. Avoid over-watering as Anthurium roots can rot quickly. The more light and warmth that your anthurium gets, the more water it will need, so check the soil for dryness every few days. You will not need to water as often in the winter when the plant is not actively growing. bottom watering method is one of the safest methods to water anthuriums.


Being tropical in nature, they best enjoy temperatures between 20 C -30 C. They can be grown over most of India but might need to be protected from the cold winds in the extremely cold regions during winter. 


Most anthuriums thrive on humidity, but the flowering varieties can tolerate more dryness. If your humidity level is less than 50%, then consider using a humidifier to increase the level to at least 60%. Filling small trays with pebbles and water and grouping indoor plants together can slightly increase the humidity immediately surrounding your plants.

Potting and Media

Their potting soil should contain more drainage materials (compared to soils for most indoor plants), such as wood chips, perlite, coarse sand, or pumice, to allow the water to drain quickly. 


Anthuriums should be fed a high nitrogen fertilizer like Speciality Bio 20 at 3 ml/L of water 4 times a month for growth & Basfoliar 13-40-13 fertilizer  at 3g/L once a month for flowering.

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