It is simple and easy to care for your anthurium plant. Keeping your plant alive will be no problem at all, once you learn a few of the basics like: how to water, when to fertilize and where to keep your plant. Just follow these simple guidelines that I am about to show you and your plant will live a long time and produce a lot of flowers.
First, you have to keep your new plant in the right spot. Temperature, humidity and light levels are crucial factors. As far as temperature goes, seventy to eighty degrees is best. Humidity needs to be high, as close to 100% as possible. And light should be very bright, but you must not put your plant in direct sunlight or it will burn. Often a sunny window inside a bathroom is best. This location will provide light, warmth and humidity when you shower.
Second, you have to water your plant properly. Too much water is as bad as too little. Too much water blocks air from reaching the roots of your plant. This will allow microbes to grow and they will kill your plant. Too little water and your plant will wither and die. So water your plant daily, but make sure that any standing water is drained away immediately.
Third, you must be very careful when fertilizing your plant. Too much fertilizer can kill your plant. Too little fertilizer is not as big of a deal. If you don’t feed your plant enough it will grow slowly and produce fewer flowers, but it will still live. So when in doubt, always underfeed your plant. I recommend applying a small amount of slow release fertilizer every six months.
So that is all there is to it, just follow these simple directions and you will be blessed with a healthy anthurium plant. With the proper care, your plant is actually capable of outliving you.