Anthurium / Anthurium
It belongs to the aroid family. Fatherland - Tropical America.
General Description: Expensive orchid-like luxury plants. Very beautiful and the leaves and flowers.
Unfortunately, anthurium is difficult for indoor breeding, more suitable for greenhouses. However, with good care it is allowed to achieve year-round flowering of anthurium.
For a building, it is best to choose Anthurium scherzerianum (Anthurium Scherzer). Large wax inflorescences with spiral-twisted "tails" -wheels of bright red or snow-white color. The leaves are large, lanceolate. This type is quite compact.
Anthurium Andreanum (Andre Anthurium) is larger, up to 90 cm tall, with heart-shaped leaves. Owns many varieties with flowers scarlet, pink, white or orange.
Anthurium Crystallinum (Anthurium Crystal) is grown because of the beautiful velvety leaves with bright silver streaks.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Anthurium:
Illumination: Light-loving, but does not tolerate direct sunlight.
Irrigation mode: Water a little, but regularly, so that the earth does not dry out.
Humidity of the atmosphere: Needs regular spraying a couple of times a day. It is useful to wrap the stems of anthurium with sphagnum moss and regularly moisten it. Leaves should be carefully wiped off from dirt in a soft, soft cloth. Does not take out drafts.
Temperature mode: It loves heat, in winter and summer, but should be kept away from heating appliances.
Soil: Drainage is required. You can add charcoal and brick chips.
Recommended soil mixture: 1 share of leafy land, 1 share of coniferous land, 1 share of peat and 1/2 elements of sand. Suitable soil mix for orchids.
In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time in two weeks.
Cultivation: Mainly by crushing during transplantation and fresh seeds. Long-stem anthuriums may produce apical cuttings in soil heating.
Transplant : Large and flat pots are preferred. Later transplants need to be protected from direct sunlight.
Pests: Affected by mealybugs, scutes (brown plaques appear on the leaves and stalks, leaving sticky discharges), aphids.
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
It is not bad to use folk remedies: tobacco solutions, onion extracts, garlic-soap solutions.
Anthurium / Anthurium
Anthurium Crystallinum (Anthurium Crystal)