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Anthurium elipticum 'Jungle Bush' 50cm

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  • Description
  • Care
  • Specifications
  • Anthurium is a genus of about 1,000 perennial plants native to Central America, northern South America and the Caribbean. Although they can be grown outside in the garden in warm climates, anthuriums make good houseplants and are more commonly grown as houseplants or in greenhouses because they have special care needs. They grow slowly or moderately, depending on how much light they get without burning.

    They are also called flamingo flowers because of their unique tropical shape and bright red, green and white colors. They can bloom continuously and for a long time, making them wonderful houseplants all year round. The flowering varieties are notable for their colorful, heart-shaped waxy bracts and red or yellow tail-shaped flower spikes. Other varieties have large, deeply veined leaves. Many anthuriums are climbers, and they all need high humidity and heat to thrive. With proper care, Anthurium plants can stay indoors for several years. Anthurium is poisonous to humans and pets.

  • Anthurium Care
    Anthurium plants thrive in bright, indirect light, and do not like exposure to direct sunlight, except in the winter months or with plants that have been carefully acclimatised. Wild anthuriums generally live in temperatures of 60 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, and the leaf types prefer even warmer temperatures. If the temperature drops below this level, the plant will suffer.

    Anthuriums in pots prefer a rich, but well-draining potting mix that should be kept moist, but not wet. Ideal is a potting mix suitable for orchids with a few handfuls of sand and a few handfuls of peat moss mixed in.

    Many anthurium plants are "epiphytic" in a natural environment - they grow on other plants rather than in the ground. If your plant cannot support itself, give it a stick or small trellis to climb on.
    Indoors or outdoors, Anthuriums prefer sun to shade. They grow best in bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight.

    Soil
    Anthuriums prefer a coarse, well-draining potting soil. An orchid mixture with some sand and peat moss mixed in is the perfect potting soil for Anthuriums.

    Water
    The soil should be kept slightly moist and never allowed to dry out completely. Place the pot in a container of stones or gravel with water in it. The water from the plant can drain there and helps to maintain the humidity around the plant. Allow the top of the potting soil to dry before watering again. Indoors this is about once a week. Outdoors, during hot days, it can be every two or three days between waterings.

    Temperature and Humidity
    All anthurium species are native tropical plants, and mimicking those conditions gives you the best chances of success. This plant prefers high humidity and temperatures between 17 and 25 degrees.

    In a dry climate, or during the dry winter months, spray the plant daily to keep the humidity level high. During the dry months it may be necessary to constantly use a humidifier.

    Fertilizer
    It is safe and recommended to use liquid fertilizers during the growth period of your anthurium. Use a high-phosphorus fertilizer, dilute it to 1/4 and feed the plants every week. The phosphorus-rich fertilizer will promote the flowering of your anthurium. The common gardening expression, "weekly, weakly" applies to how often to fertilize and the strength or concentration of the fertilizer to water.

  • Botanical name Anthurium elipticum
    Altitude 50cm
    Pot size 14cm
    Place Parashadow
    Water requirement Keep moist
    Toxic Toxic
    Repot Every 2 years
    Packaging Special plants mail box
    Maintenance Normal