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Anthurium Care and Decor Tips for This Versatile Plant

December 15, 2022

Did you know anthuriums are the world's longest-living houseplants? Considering each Anthurium flower spike can last up to eight weeks, they make great holiday decor that lasts well beyond the holiday season. 

If you’re looking for easy-to-care for plants that you can use for multiple holidays, consider these anthurium care and decor tips our gift to you.  

Anthurium Decor Tips

When cut, Anthurium flowers can last between 14-28 days, giving you more creative freedom when decking the halls this holiday season.

Anthuriums bloom in striking shades of pink, orange and red, complementing your holiday color scheme. With their glossy leaves and heart-shaped blooms, Anthuriums are great decor for Valentine's Day and even Independence Day, making this stunning conversation piece one of the most versatile houseplants. 

Add some flare to your patio or sunroom with an Anthurium when you place it on an end table, shelf or plant stand. If your space is small, place the plant in a corner of your home or room to bring color to the area. An Anthurium in the guest bedroom is the ultimate welcome!

If you're creative, customize your Anthurium pot to suit your design. Even though Just Add Ice® Anthuriums come in decorative pots, consider personalizing your pot or planter this season with a one-of-a-kind design that only you will have. If you have extra lights or Christmas decorations, dress up your Anthurium and place it near a window to enhance the holiday ambiance!

Anthurium Plant Care Tips

Anthurium plant care is easy, making it an attractive plant during this busy time of year. Healthy Anthurium plants are always in bloom because each new leaf produces its own flower buds and each flower will last several months. ‘Tis the season to have an Anthurium! 

4 Steps to Keep Your Anthurium Merry and Bright:

  • Place the plant in a room with bright, indirect light.
  • Avoid direct sunlight as it can burn the plant.
  • Keep the temperature between 65 and 85 degrees. Because Anthuriums are native to warmer temperatures, they enjoy a slightly higher humid level, so consider using a humidifier.
  • To water, add six ice cubes per plant on top of its soil or 1/2 cup water once a week.

This plant can be harmful if ingested, so place it out of reach of curious young children and pets. While these plants can be grown outdoors in a festive holiday container or added to your landscape decor, your Anthurium can still thrive if the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Whether you’re doing some last-minute holiday decorating or you simply want a festive look year-round, Anthuriums are great plant pals to add to your home and they make great gifts as well!