Indoor Anthurium flowers
Indoor Anthurium flowers are very beautifulevergreens. There is another name for the anthurium - "flamingo flower". There was a time when this culture was grown solely because of beautiful flowers, from which it would be possible to make chic bouquets. Today, anthurium is usually grown as a decorative and deciduous plant. At first glance, its flowers may seem plastic due to their unusual structure.
These plants belong to the family of aroids, towhich also include diffenbachia, monstera, alocasia, etc. In the wild, there are about 800 species of plants belonging to the genus Anthurium. True, in natural conditions, they tend to prefer to grow in tree forks, on fallen trunks, old stumps and other moist loose substrates. Epiphytic species have roots practically falling to the ground. These features of the natural environment should be taken into account by everyone who grows these indoor flowers.
Anthurium has many decorative forms, which can be divided into the following groups:
- Plants cultivated exclusively to create bouquets of cut flowers. This group of anthuriums has bright green leaves with a large and pointed veil.
- Plants whose leaves have an unusually beautiful pattern.
- Plants with bright green leaves of medium length and high or medium stem. These include the most common types of anturium: A. Andre and A. Scherzer.
It is not difficult to care for this culture, howevercertain rules have yet to be adhered to. For example, indoor flowers Anthurium need very good lighting. In some cases, there will be a slight penumbra. But the plant can not be placed directly under direct sun rays, otherwise it will die. In addition, anthurium is considered a heat-loving plant, so the air temperature during its cultivation should not be below +16 degrees, even in winter. From this it follows that the pot with an anthurium should be placed in a bright warm place. In addition, the plant needs constant access to fresh air. However, drafts should be avoided.
No less important is the high humidity of the air,Anthurium began to develop well and bloom. To achieve high humidity in the room is not difficult. It is enough to wipe the leaves with a clean and damp cloth and sometimes spray the air around the crown. And about once a month you can arrange a shower plant, trying not to get water on the flowers. This procedure allows you to refresh the plant and clean its foliage from dust. However, after such a "bath" can not put an anturium on sunlight, otherwise in place of droplets of water are formed ugly yellow sunspots of sunburn.
Watering should be carried out soft, beforehandstanding water. Do this regularly, but you can not over-moisten the soil. In order to prevent stagnation of water at the roots, it is necessary to take care of good drainage when transplanting the plant.
Despite the fact that the indoor flowers anthuriumbloom regularly, in some cases, the plant can at one point stop blooming. Florists usually do not immediately understand what is the matter, so often on the "flower" forums you can meet the question: "why does the anthurium not bloom?" As a rule, there can be several reasons. One of them is the depletion of the soil, in which the anthurium grows. In this case, the plant needs a transplant to fresh soil or a more spacious pot. After the transplant, the vase with anthurium should be placed on a bright spot and do not forget to periodically spray and fertilize it.
Healthy blooming anthurium will become realdecoration of any room. It effectively looks both as a tapeworm, and in group floral compositions. Its juicy-green foliage will be beneficial to shade the variegated syngonium, as well as philodendron or other indoor flowers with red leaves.