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Is Anthurium Trimming Necessary: How To Prune Anthurium Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

In spite of its exotic appearance, anthurium is surprisingly low maintenance. However, cutting back an anthurium is necessary from time to time to keep the plant happy and healthy. Wondering how to prune anthurium? Learn more in this article.

Anthurium Plant Division: How And When To Split Anthuriums

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Anthurium is a great plant even for inexperienced gardeners. Maintenance is low, although dividing anthuriums is sometimes necessary to keep them blooming. Click this article to learn more about when and how to divide these plants.

Seed Propagating Anthuriums: Learn About Planting Anthurium Seeds

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Cuttings are a far easier way to get a new plant, but if you are up for an adventure, some tips on planting anthurium seeds can help you find success. This article will help get you started with propagating anthuriums from seed.

Anthurium Outdoor Care – How To Grow Anthuriums In The Garden

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Just one anthurium plant can give a room a more tropical feel. Naturally, homeowners are adding this exotic plant to their outdoor rooms as well. However, while anthurium tends to grow well inside, anthurium outdoor care is more difficult. Learn more here.

Anthurium Plant Pests – Controlling Insects On Anthuriums

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Anthurium pest control starts with recognizing the insects infesting the plant and then taking prompt measures to eradicate them. Learn more about them in this article and find tips on how to control insects on anthuriums.

Anthurium Plant Care: Learn About Repotting Anthuriums

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Anthurium plant care is relatively straightforward and repotting anthurium plants is a task that should be done only when required. Find valuable information on when and how to begin repotting anthuriums in this article.

Changing Anthurium Color: Reasons For An Anthurium Turning Green

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Anthurium plants produce hues of red, yellow and pink. Additional colors include green and white, scented lavender and a deeper yellow colored spathe. When anthurium flowers turn green, it may be species or it may be age or incorrect cultivation. Click here for more info.

Caring For Anthurium Growing In The Garden Or Home

By Heather Rhoades

The anthurium plant is grown as a houseplant in cooler areas and as a landscaping plants in zones 10 or higher. Proper care for anthurium is easy if you provide a few key elements found in this article.

Planting Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia bulbs are planted at the beginning of spring, around 1 ½ to 2 inches deep, from March to May.

  • Space bulbs around 12 to 16 inches (30 to 40 cm) apart, because zantedeschia has wide-reaching leaves and needs space.
  • Choose a location that is in full sun but stays cool.
  • Don’t plant in very dry soil, because zantedeschia requires cool, moist soil.

Here are some tips to ensure the healthy growth of an anthurium:

  • Watering is one of the most important to keep the plant in its tip-top condition. Water only when the plant needs it. Touch the top of the soil and if it is too hard, water it. In most cases, you need to water the plant only once in three days. If the leaves are turning yellow, this is an indication that you are overwatering. Too much water can also cause root rot.
  • Anthurium can grow tall and has the tendency to droop when the top becomes too heavy for the stem to support. With this, you need to build a stake to support the plant.
  • You will also need to fertilize, but this is one thing that you need to do with caution. In the first few months after planting, there is no need for fertilizers. A liquid fertilizer with high phosphorus is the best during summer and spring, at least once in a month. This will encourage more radiant blooms.
  • At one point, you will need to re-pot the anthurium if it survives for several years. This is because the plant is growing and hence, you need to transfer it to a larger pot so that the roots will have room for growth.
  • Even in pots, it will also be good to add mulch on the top of the soil. This will help in the improvement of moisture.
  • If there are dead and unattractive parts of the plant, remove them as soon as possible. if not, they can be a carrier of pathogens that can affect the health of the other parts of the plant.


This plant needs 8 hours of bright shady light. Do not grow it in direct sunlight. Direct light will burn the plant leaves.

Because this is a tropical plant, therefore, it can easily be growing in a low-light environment.

But then the Anthurium crystallinum will grow slowly and do not produce a wide white line on leaves. These white lines are the beauty of this particular plant. The heart-shaped leaves look more beautiful with broad white vines.

If possible do not grow it in an outdoor garden.

Because then you need to arrange shade for it between 12 pm to 4 pm.

If you are retired or free at this time then you can give it everyday care. But for working persons growing it in an indoor environment is the best option.

Growing plants indoors need less care than outdoor plants.

For the best anthurium crystallinum care use commercially sold potting mixes.

Many growers suggest different methods of preparing potting soils at home. But all of them are time consuming ideas. Most of them are not cost-effective because you need to mix many things.

Diy methods also include some parts of organic compost. I do not think that adding compost in the pots of indoor plants is a good idea. The compost is derived from organic waste. It smells like boiled eggs.

You cannot modify your garden soil to use for growing crystal anthurium.

Garden soil contains many bacteria sometimes it may contain pathogens. Whereas commercially sold soil is sterilized and is safe to use indoors.


Like we all know tropical plants need a warm environment. Because their habitat is warm than other forests.

Keep the temperature of the room between 18 to 25 degrees C. This is the normal temperature range of US houses. Slight fluctuations are ok for the plant it can tolerate them.

Crystal anthurium cannot survive in the winter season. When the temperature drops below 12 degrees C the plant start dying.

This is the reason we suggest you grow it in pots. So that you can move them indoors in the winter season. Then move them again in spring and summer.

Your plant turns yellow if you put it near or in front of the hot air (in winter days). This also doubles the watering needs of plants. Because the hot air evaporates the water in the soil as well as stored in the plant leaves.

The distance between the pot and heating vent should be 10 feet minimum.

Watering Crystal anthurium

Rainwater is good for anthurium crystallinum care and maintenance. You can use rain barrels to collect and store rainwater.

But if you do not live-in heavy rainfall areas. Then you can give it neat and clean filtered water. The amount of water is depending on how thirsty is your plant.

To check it poke the finger in the soil. Give water if the soil is dry unless wait for another day.

In the summer season, you need to water it more as compared to the winter days. Because winter is its rest time. Plants do not grow in the winter season. Spring and summer are the main growing season of plants.

When a living thing grows it needs more nutrients and water. So be prepare for watering it frequently in spring and summer.


Every plant needs some amount of nutrients to grow. The amount of nutrients is depending upon the size and family of the plants.

Anthurium crystallinum needs fewer nutrients only if you grow it in organic-rich soil. Otherwise, it do need some amount of liquid nutrients.

For best results use organic nutrients only.

Because crystal anthurium plants grow slowly and they need slow releasing nutrients. Synthetic nutrients are fast releasing nutrients. They can build-up salt layers around the plant roots.

Giving fast releasing fertilizers to slow-growing plants results in over fertilization. Because the fertilizer liquid releases their ions at once. This makes a high dosage of nutrients. This causes brown leave tips of burned leaves.


Because it is a tropical plant so it needs high humidity. I know you cannot make a tropical forest-like environment in your home. Trust me when growing indoors anthurium does not want the same environment.

It needs little high humidity between 60 % to 80 %. You need to buy a humidity check meter and install it in the room where anthurium is growing. Once the air moisture drops below the set limit the device will trigger the alarm. This way you will know the humidity in the room is dropping.

To increase humidity. Turn the humidifier ON or use water filled tray of pebbles and put a plant pot on it. When the water gets evaporated this will increase the air moisture around the plant.

For immediate humidity place the plant pot in the bathroom for few days.


Crystal anthurium propagation is quick and easy. You have two methods one is to separate the plantlets from the roots. In this method, you have to depend on the mother nature. You can only separate them when they grow.

In another technique, you just separate the roots and plant them in different containers. This is the most reliable method of Anthurium Crystallinum propagation.

In the summer season take out the plant from its pot

  1. Remove the soil from the roots and looks for the big root.
  2. Now cut the subsoil stem into two halves. Top portion with leaves and the bottom portion with reaming roots.
  3. Both the parts must have few roots.
  4. Put them on the paper for the cut to callous.
  5. Plant them in different pots and mist some water to keep the soil moist.
  6. For 1 week give extra care to the plants.
  7. Here you need to put the plants in high humidity.
  8. Give them a healthy boost with diluted liquid nutrients.

Propagation with plantlets.

  1. Plantlets are the result of nature.
  2. They are often attached to the bottom part of the plant.
  3. When you see young plantlets remove them from the base.
  4. Plant them in seedling starter mix or directly in potting soil.
  5. Put the pots in high humidity.
  6. They will grow to a healthy plant with time.
  7. The best method of crystal anthurium propagation is stem cutting.

Bacterial Wilt

If you notice the leaf veins on your anthurium yellowing and then the entire leaf changes to a brownish-bronze color and although the plant is receiving enough water it’s wilting, you have a problem with bacterial wilt.

Using unsanitary tools, containers and soil is the usual cause of this problem and when indoor conditions are cool, the anthurium might not show signs of the bacterial wilt until conditions warm.

The best course of preventing this problem is making sure you only use fresh, clean soil when repotting, as well as clean containers and sterilized tools. Keep the area around the plant clean by removing any dead and dropped foliage or debris.

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