How to Water an Anthurium

Overview

The Anthurium is commonly known as the Flamingo Flower or the Boy Flower. It is a perennial evergreen that can grow up to 3 feet tall. The flowers bloom in spring and are heart-shaped, with a bristly cone in the center. They range in color and include red, pink, green, purple and variegated specimens. The plants prefer warm temperatures and indirect sunlight. They can adapt well to low-light conditions. They are frequently grown as a houseplant because they cannot tolerate cold temperatures.

Step 1

Water your anthurium plant once a week.

Step 2

Allow the potting mix to completely dry out before you water the place.

Step 3

Apply enough water to completely soak the roots. Pour 2 to 3 cups of water into the container and allow the excess water to drain out of the bottom of the container. Place a plate or small bowl under the container to collect the water. Allow the plants to soak up the excess water through their roots when it is needed.

Step 4

Change any water left in the container under the plant after a few days to prevent algae from forming.

Things You'll Need

  • Water
  • Bowl

References

  • Virginia Wesleyan: Anthurium
Keywords: Anthurium flower, caring for anthurium, watering anthurium

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Melody Dawn has been writing since 2004. Her work has appeared in the "Gainesville Times" and her writing focuses on topics about gardening, business and education. She is a member of the Society for Professional Journalists. Dawn holds a Master of Business and is working on a Master of Journalism from the University of Tennessee.