Bring a taste of the tropics indoors with anthuriums! Sometimes called flamingo flower, their large glossy leaves, together with vibrant burgundy, red, pink or white flowers make a wonderful display – all without too much care. Pot them up in a decorative container and position in a well lit spot and away you go! 

How to grow anthurium in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 200mm wide and position in a well-lit spot, out of direct sunlight.  
  2. Fill pot with good quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter
  3. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
  4. Position in pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
  5. Water when the potting mix is dry – insert your index finger to the first knuckle, if it’s dry, water and if it’s moist, don’t water. 
  6. Feed fortnightly during the growing season with Yates Thrive Houseplant Liquid Plant Food to promote strong root development, an abundance of flowers and healthy foliage growth.

Growing tips

  • Remove old, dry leaves by pulling them off at the base of the plant. 

  • Anthuriums like humidity, so you can mist them every few days, especially during hot dry days. 

  • Very little sunlight or lack of nutrients will cause leaves to yellow.

  • Nip off dead flowers to encourage new blooms. 

  • Flowers can sometimes change colour as genetics kick in and cause it to revert back to its original form. It means you won’t get the colour you bought, but hey, it feels like a new plant! 

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Problems & Solutions

Mealy bugs: New growth appears distorted with a whitish cotton-like substance in the leaf axils. 

Solution: Yates Nature's Way Vegie & Herb Spray