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Anthurium 4”

Anthurium 4”

We carry the following colors: Pink, Purple, Red & White. Stock of each color varies, please reach out to confirm availability. 

Light Requirements

  • Brightness: Anthurium 'Purple' thrives in bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch its leaves and flowers, while too little light can reduce blooming and cause leggy growth.
  • Placement: Place your plant near an east or north-facing window. If placed in a south or west-facing window, use a sheer curtain to filter the light.

Watering

  • Frequency: Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Anthuriums prefer consistently moist soil but not waterlogged.
  • Method: Water thoroughly until water drains out of the bottom of the pot. Use room temperature water and avoid watering directly onto the leaves. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent water from accumulating at the bottom.

Humidity and Temperature

  • Humidity: Anthurium 'Purple' thrives in high humidity, ideally between 60-80%. Increase humidity by using a humidifier, placing a water tray nearby, or misting the plant regularly.
  • Temperature: Maintain temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). Avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below 60°F (15°C) and protect it from drafts or sudden temperature changes.

Soil and Fertilization

  • Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix rich in organic matter. A mix of peat moss, perlite, and orchid bark works well for Anthuriums.
  • Fertilization: Feed your Anthurium 'Purple' every 6-8 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength. Reduce feeding during the fall and winter months.

Pruning and Cleaning

  • Pruning: Regularly remove any dead or damaged leaves and spent flowers to encourage new growth and maintain the plant’s appearance. Use clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears.
  • Cleaning: Gently wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust and keep them looking vibrant. This also helps the plant to photosynthesize more efficiently.

Repotting

  • Frequency: Repot every 1-2 years or when the plant becomes root-bound. Spring is the best time to repot your Anthurium 'Purple'.
  • Pot Selection: Choose a pot that is 1-2 inches larger in diameter than the current one and ensure it has drainage holes.

Pest Management

  • Common Pests: Anthurium 'Purple' can be susceptible to pests like spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. Regular inspections and keeping the plant clean can help prevent infestations.
  • Control: If you notice pests, treat them early with insecticidal soap, neem oil, or by wiping them off with a damp cloth.

Flower Care

  • Encouraging Blooms: To encourage blooming, ensure the plant receives adequate light, humidity, and regular feeding. Proper care will help maintain the vibrant colors and long-lasting nature of the flowers.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

  • Yellowing Leaves: This can be caused by overwatering, poor water quality, or low humidity. Ensure proper watering practices, use filtered or distilled water, and increase humidity if needed.
  • Brown Leaf Tips: Often caused by low humidity or inconsistent watering. Increase humidity and ensure even watering practices.
  • Leggy Growth: Can be a sign of insufficient light. Move the plant to a brighter location with indirect light.

General Tips

  • Acclimation: When bringing a new Anthurium 'Purple' home, give it time to acclimate to its new environment. Avoid moving it frequently.
  • Rotation: Rotate the plant every few weeks to ensure even growth and prevent it from leaning towards the light source.
  • Observation: Pay attention to the plant’s overall health and make adjustments as needed. Healthy Anthurium 'Purple' plants will have vibrant, sturdy leaves and show steady growth.

Care Instructions

Delivery only available in IL & MO

Currently, shipping is only available to Illinois and Missouri addresses.

In-Store Pick Up

Free in-store pick-up is available during store hours. Orders are ready to go within 24-48 hours after your order is placed.

Additional Info

Each plant is unique; size, coloring, and shape fluctuate so your plant may be slightly different than the one pictured. However, you'll always receive a happy healthy plant hand-picked, and I won't give customers anything I wouldn't take home myself!

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