A delightful in its beauty anthurium, whichsometimes called a "flower with a tail", comes from South America. Long - almost up to a meter in height - a plant that looks similar to calla has more than five hundred species that differ in color, size and shape. Rigid arrows of green leaves form a bush, over which stand large bright flowers. Anthurium has one distinctive feature that distinguishes it from other plants, - it spreads a pleasant, peculiar odor around the clock. It is for his exotic and individuality that he became fond of many amateur flower growers. But for growing in the home, Anthurium requires special conditions of detention. Today we will tell you about the peculiarities of caring for this plant, and also learn why it sometimes happens that it has black leaves, sometimes not even blossoming.
Features of care for anthurium
If you decide to buy an anturium or you have italready have, then try to find the right location for him. The plant likes partial shade or diffuse light, but it is afraid of drafts and direct sunlight. Especially painful lack of light the flower tolerates in the winter season. The air in the room, where the pot with the anthurium is located, should be sufficiently humid. To the plant was comfortable, its leaves should be sprayed twice a day with water; But do it carefully, so as not to splash the inflorescence. If water enters the inflorescence, it will quickly cover with spots and fall off. In summer, the anthurium can be watered twice a week, and in winter it will be enough for one watering in seven days. In general, it is recommended to determine the watering time for the state of the soil - by the time of irrigation it should be slightly moist, but not wet. Since the plant belongs to epiphytes, for active life it needs a loose soil, good water and air permeability, suitable drainage. It is very useful for a plant if you periodically carry out the following procedure: put the pot with a plant in a large container of water for a while, or you can simply place the pot on a stand filled with water. It is very important to pay attention to the soil in which the plant is planted. As a primer, the following mixture is well suited: humus from bark, fibrous heath, peat and sand. The temperature of the soil in the pot should be about the same as in the room. Therefore, anthurium should be planted not in ceramic pots, but in plastic pots. To feed Anthurium begin with the first numbers of April to the end of September, every three weeks, while it is recommended to use organic fertilizers. This plant does not have a certain period of rest, but approximately from September to the end of January, the hostess can slightly decrease her attention in relation to the green pet.
Causes of blackening of the leaves of anthurium
If the plant begins to suffer from uncomfortablecontent, then one by one he has these or other diseases. One of the most common diseases has the following symptoms: the flower begins to twist and stain the leaves. Let's try to figure out how to help him in this case.
Generally anthuriums are grateful plants; theyperfectly grow at home even with a little attention. The most important thing is to know how to properly care for a plant. And do not forget about precautions when working with an anturium, because its juice contains poisonous substances that irritate the mucous membranes. When working with this plant, do not forget to use rubber gloves or wash your hands thoroughly with soap after contact with an anthurium. And also place the pot with the plant in a safe place, away from children and animals.