Anthurium Plant Overview

Anthurium Flower

Anthurium Flower

Anthuriums are exquisite, tropical plants that originated in the Amazon rain forests of South America and are now grown in many tropical climates all around the world. They are even grown in colder climates in heated green houses. There are over eight hundred varieties of anthuriums and many more varieties are being developed each year. In this article, I will give you a brief overview of the varieties of anthuriums, how to care for anthuriums and how to propagate anthuriums.

Anthurium flowers come in many different shapes, sizes and colors. Most anthuriums are heart-shaped but a few varieties are shaped like tulips. They come in almost every color of the rainbow except for blue and bright yellow. And they can range in size from one inch to nearly one foot in length. The most popular color is red, but there are so many other colors to choose from.

Caring for anthuriums is relatively easy. The first thing you need to do is to keep them in the right place. The right place is inside your home and out of direct sunlight. Next you need to water them on a regular basis. They prefer high humidity, but they do not like standing water, so be sure to empty any excess water from the drip pan that your pot is sitting in.

Propagation of anthuriums is a straight forward process. Wait until the stem of the plant has grown to a foot or more in length and then take a top cutting. Plant the top cutting in potting soil that drains well and keep on caring for the base of the plant too. Eventually the base of the plant will sprout new leaves and the top cutting will also bloom again.

As you can see, anthuriums are wonderful plants. They are very easy to care for and they can brighten up any room in your house. They come in more than eight hundred varieties and the number of varieties continues to expand. And finally, they are easy to propagate. If you want more plants, you can easily make more by taking cuttings.