Anthuriums are native to the tropical and semi-tropical climates of Mexico and South America. The plants normally bloom in late spring to summer and the flowers may last for months. Anthuriums have adapted to life on the forest floor, where they thrive in filtered sunlight and rich, moist soil. These forest conditions are easily recreated in the home or office with these simple guidelines:
WATER: Keep plants moist, only allowing to dry slightly during non-growing, cooler months. Do not allow any standing water in pot or tray.
LIGHT: Display in bright artificial light or near a window in indirect sunlight.
TEMPERATURE: 65-80F. Anthuriums do not like cold but can occasionally tolerate temperatures above 80F.
FERTILIZER: Apply a balanced houseplant food at 1/2 strength every 2-3 weeks during warm growing months.