Record highs and cloudless skies? We’re making it official: the heat wave is on. Celebrate the balmy nights with the pitch perfect anthurium plant for high pressure systems. Their vividly colored flowers (fun fact: called spathes) and emerald foliage hit all the right notes when the thermostat is pushing the upper registers.
Your anthurium plant originally hails from humid, tropical locales (vacation, please!). Your home or office is a far cry from the rainforest, but you can help it live its best life indoors with bright, indirect light. Their foliage and flowers can burn quickly under direct sun so protect this babe by keeping her a few feet back from a sunny window!
Since she’s used to muggier climes, you’ll need to keep your anthurium on a consistent water schedule. Aim to keep the top inch of the soil slightly moist. Take care to make sure you’re not over watering - excessive moisture can cause rot and eventually kill your new leading lady. What’s the secret sauce? We suggest watering ½ cup once a week and watching her closely for the next month or so. A good test is to pick up a bit of the soil from the top layer and try to roll into a ball. If it holds, your plant is well hydrated. If it doesn’t, try adding another H20 session to your schedule!
Pro Tip: A light mist every few days will keep your anthurium extra happy, especially in very dry environments!