What if you could enjoy a plant in your home that was beautiful, easy to care for and would flower almost year-round? Sounds pretty good, right?
Well, don’t worry; this isn’t just a tease. Anthuriums really are all of those things—and they may be just what your home décor was missing. To prove it, here are six ways to decorate with anthuriums.
1. Match the color with other accents in a room Anthuriums come in a wide variety of colors and shades, so there’s a good chance you can find one that already matches other accent colors in your space. While they are most commonly found in red, anthuriums also come in shades of pink, yellow, green and orange.
2. Spruce up your office space In addition to being beautiful, anthuriums also act as exceptional air purifiers and can help eliminate toxic chemicals like ammonia, formaldehyde, toluene and xylene from the air. Place one near your copier or printer for a cleaner, safer workspace.
3. Add height to a room By placing focal points on high places in a room—like a shelf or tall bookcase—you can draw your guests’ attention up and actually make a room seem larger. Anthuriums are perfect for decorating tall spaces, especially since these lovely plants are toxic when ingested and should be kept out of reach of children and pets.
4. Bring a tropical flair to your bathroom Anthuriums are tropical plants, so they thrive on humidity. If you live in a dry climate, the bathroom could be the perfect place to showcase your anthurium and create a mini tropical oasis. Place on a decorative pebble tray on your vanity or display on a shelf with fluffy white towels.
5. Create a centerpiece for your kitchen Although anthuriums are already very easy to care for, you won’t ever have to worry about forgetting a watering if your plant is already in your kitchen to remind you. Just be careful not to overwater—anthuriums only need six ice cubes or half a cup of water once a week.
6. Choose a room with good light and no drafts If you’re still unsure where your anthurium would be best displayed in your home, choose the room that will best allow your plant to thrive. Anthuriums love bright light and consistent warm temperatures, so place your plant near a southern or eastern window in your home and make sure there isn’t an air conditioning vent nearby.
Regardless of how you choose to decorate with your anthurium, we know you’ll be glad to have this unique, tropical plant in your home. Be prepared to get lots of compliments from your guests.