Flower of male happiness - this is folkThe name of an overseas tropical flower that admires its exotic beauty. If you become the owner of this plant, find out all the secrets of successful care for it so that it will please you with its blossoming view for as long as possible. This is quite achievable. For example, one of the varieties of Anthurium, bred for maintenance at home-Anthuriumandraeanum Lindenex Andre - with proper care can bloom all year.
Choosing the right Anthurium before buying
The most suitable time to buy a plant isthe period from late May to mid-autumn. The plant is better tolerated by a change in the conditions of the environment and calms the acclimatization more easily, is recovering more quickly from the stress of the after-transplant and the change of place of residence. To choose an initially healthy plant, pay attention to the following points when buying an Anturium:
- Stems, leaves, flowers and buds of plants should look developed equally and harmoniously and proportionally
- Thoroughly inspect all the young foliage, and for larger leaves their underside for the absence of pests there
- The presence of a large number of unblown buds gives you a guarantee that you will enjoy the beauty of your Anthurium after a long time
Is it light to you, Anthurium?
Any well-lit place, but without a directhit the plant with strong sunlight, perfect for your flower. Anthurium is a shade-tolerant plant, therefore it tolerates even modest lighting, but it will not bloom here. The most suitable for permanent residence in the plant are windows from the west and north-west, or from the east or north-east. If you had to put Anthurium on the south side, make sure that the sun's rays do not have direct access to the plant. Correct lighting means a lot for a flower. Excess and shortage equally adversely affect its appearance. If a plant receives too much light, it can slow down and even stop growing. The leaves become more dense, and the petioles are shorter. The color of leaves changes: from dark green they turn brown, and light yellow leaves start to turn yellow more strongly. Flowers also change color, losing its intensity. In the sizes they become smaller, and also start to fade faster.
Anthurium comes from the tropics, which should bemust be remembered, providing him with proper care. After all, from the optimal temperature regime will depend on the correct development of the leaves of the plant and its excellent flowering. In spring and summer, the flower needs a high humidity and air temperature around no lower than 20, and preferably 25 ° C. That is what a plant needs to produce buds, followed by their normal formation, development and flowering. With the onset of autumn, as well as in winter, watering should be reduced if the temperature in the room is lower. If you do not take care of reducing the humidity with a decrease in temperature, then on the leaves of the plant may form a rounded convex shape of a yellow-green color. This will significantly spoil the appearance of Anthurium. In addition, when winter sets in, make sure that the root system does not begin to rot. This can be caused by hypothermia of the soil, when the sill on which the plant is located becomes too cold. Avoid this easily: just put the pot in which your Anthurium is located, on a piece of plywood, thick cardboard or any other coated. It will become an obstacle from the cold going to the roots of the plant from the sill.
Ventilation and humidity
The air in the room where Anthurium lives,must be regularly refreshed and ventilated. But do it in such a way that the plant does not suffer from drafts. In cold weather, the plant can be moved temporarily to another room, while in its "native" room the windows will be opened. If you use a fan, heater or air conditioner, make sure that the air streams emitted by these devices do not reach the plant. Do not put the flower in close proximity to working machinery. Remember that the use of these devices also affects the level of humidity in space. This is a very important indicator in the content of Anthurium. The plant likes a humid climate. In the summer, you can achieve the necessary moisture levels in a natural way, by irrigation. With the onset of the heating season, indoor air becomes dry due to the operation of batteries and other auxiliary heat appliances. From lack of moisture, the plant begins to suffer greatly, and most importantly, pests can begin to develop in it. To increase the humidity tedious to take the necessary measures. Pot with Anthurium can be put on a pallet with water, which you need to fill pebbles or beautiful pebbles. In many interiors decorative fountains are used - they also contribute to the increase of moisture in the apartment.
Reproduction and transplantation of Anturium
Now we will stop at transplantation and reproductionAnthurium. Loose soil is best suited for this plant. It has the ability to retain moisture, is breathable. The substrate most suitable for a flower is made from a mixture of leafy earth and peat. Take them in equal numbers. It is also recommended to add a little sand, a few pieces of bark of trees. It is important to lay a good drainage layer in the planting tank so that the water does not accumulate and stagnate in the substrate. Anthurium grows not too fast, therefore it is not necessary to transplant it too often. This happens every three to four years. The roots of the plant are very fragile, so you need to carefully extract the flower from the old container and carefully put it in a new pot. The flower is rather successfully propagated by apical cuttings and stemted offspring. If the root system on them is already developed quite well, the stem shoots are simply separated from the parent stem and planted in a suitable size bowl. If the roots are still missing or they are not sufficiently developed, the children are pre-rooted in the sand. In this case, you need to cover the young Anthuriums on top with a transparent film. This is done in order to increase the humidity. The apical cuttings are rooted in a similar way. Reproduction of the plant occurs in the spring-summer months. Now you know all the secrets of the successful maintenance, breeding and care of the bright and colorful Anthurium. As you can see, this flower does not require any special conditions and privileges - everything is within reason. But as a result of the diligent efforts in your home, there will be one more attractive plant. A variety of colors and an unusual form of flowers and leaves of the plant will certainly attract the admiring gazes of the guests of your house. And the Anthurium itself fits perfectly into the most diverse interiors. We wish, that "man's happiness" always was present and grew in your house!