Anthurium — the flower of love


Anthurium — from the Greek means flower-tail, and people call it the flower of love, which signifies the male principle.

In the world there are about 500 varieties. The Anthurium is originally from South and Central America.

Grows to a height of almost 1 meter, forming a Bush from the leaves to 30 centimetres, over which bloom with bright flowers.

There are garden varieties and potted ornamental plants. It is difficult to take care of this flower?

There are certain rules to care for Anthurium. He is very capricious and requires special attention! And remember that this is a poisonous plant!

Place the pot with the plant in a well lit area but no direct sunlight. The most favorable temperature for the plant is 16° to 18° degrees in winter and 20°- 25° degrees in the summer.

Most active growth occurs in spring and autumn. At this time, try watering the flower, but do not overdo it, otherwise it will lead to root rot.

In winter, watering is reduced, but to bring the earth to dry impossible. Try to spray the flower 2 times a day.

Replant young shoots 1 time a year with great care not to damage the roots. Pot plants choose not very deep, but quite wide as the flower’s root system is shallow.

With such roots of the Anthurium takes moisture from the air. The ground should be loose and soft with the addition of drainage.

Use peat and leaf soil, coniferous or hydroponics. Fertilize only once a month with organic or mineral fertilizers.

Flower pruning should be done when the upper part of the stems will be strong and will reveal female flowers on the inflorescence. Properly cut Anthurium does not fade in 3 weeks. Time to remove the faded stems.

Anthurium is propagated by dividing (remove young shoots from the pot and divide, and then put every single pot) and cut stalks on top.

Carefully cut the tip of the plant and remove 1-2 leaves from the bottom. Deepen when landing to the first sheet and cover with a cover glass, and then put in a warm place. Hood is removed in a few weeks.

The most common cause of the decline of the Anthurium is found the leaves become spotted (remove diseased portions of the letters and treat with copper sulfate) or scale – there is a sticky discharge on the leaves (treated with Malathion or a mild soapy solution).

Appears frequently on the flower aphids, which causes yellowing and Curling of leaves (use aktelikom or tobacco solution) or mealybug (treated with Malathion).

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