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Anthurium Starter Plant 7cm Pot

Anthurium Starter Plant 7cm Pot

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Anthuriums are a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. They are native to the tropical regions of Central and South America. These plants are known for their striking and vibrant flowers, which come in various colours including red, pink, white, and orange. Anthuriums are popular both as indoor houseplants and as ornamental plants in gardens and landscapes.

Here are some key features and characteristics of anthuriums:

Flowers: The most distinctive feature of anthuriums is their flowers, which consist of a brightly coloured spathe (modified leaf) surrounding a spadix (a fleshy spike). The spathe is often glossy and waxy in texture, giving it a glossy appearance. The spadix contains the actual flowers, which are densely packed and tiny.

Flower colours: Anthurium flowers come in various colours, with red being the most common. However, hybrid varieties have expanded the colour range to include shades of pink, white, orange, green, and even black.

Foliage: Anthurium plants have large, glossy, dark green leaves that are leathery in texture. The leaves are usually heart-shaped or arrow-shaped and have a glossy sheen, which adds to their overall attractiveness.

Growth habit: Anthuriums can vary in size, ranging from small, compact varieties to larger, more vigorous types. They typically grow upright and can reach a height of 1 to 3 feet, depending on the variety and growing conditions.

Light requirements: Anthuriums prefer bright, indirect light. They can tolerate some direct sunlight, especially in the morning or late afternoon, but excessive exposure to direct sunlight can scorch their leaves. Place them in a well-lit location indoors or provide filtered sunlight if grown outdoors.

Watering and humidity: Anthuriums like to be kept consistently moist but not overly saturated. Water them when the top inch of soil feels dry, and make sure the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging. They also appreciate higher humidity levels, so misting their leaves or placing them on a tray filled with water and pebbles can help increase humidity around the plant.

Temperature and environment: Anthuriums thrive in warm temperatures between 65°F and 80°F (18°C to 27°C). They are tropical plants and are sensitive to cold drafts and temperatures below 55°F (13°C). It's important to protect them from chilly drafts and provide a warm and humid environment.

Soil and fertilization: Anthuriums prefer well-draining soil that retains moisture. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and orchid bark works well. Fertilize them with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer once a month during the growing season to promote healthy growth and flowering.

Propagation: Anthuriums can be propagated through division or stem cuttings. Dividing the plant during repotting or taking stem cuttings with a node and placing them in a suitable growing medium can result in new plants. Propagation through seeds is also possible but can be more challenging.

Toxicity: Anthuriums contain calcium oxalate crystals, which can cause irritation and discomfort if ingested. Keep them away from pets and children who may be tempted to chew on the leaves or flowers.

Anthuriums are not only visually appealing but can also improve indoor air quality by removing toxins such as formaldehyde and ammonia. With proper care and attention, they can be long-lasting and rewarding plants to grow.

This plant is sent out in 7cm pot where it is rooted and growing well where it is already kicking out new leaf growth

As this is a live plant no refund or replacements will be offered if it fails to thrive in your care.
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