Red Anthurium Care Guide


Open your gift, remove any packaging material, then carefully follow the instructions below to grow and enjoy a healthy plant.


The heart-shaped red, white, pink, or purple “flowers” are actually waxy leaves called spathes. With proper care and placement, your red anthurium may bloom sporadically year-round. Remove spent blooms to encourage reflowering.


Display your red anthurium plant in bright indirect light, as much as possible, but more than 2 hours of direct sunlight should be avoided. If the plant develops yellowing leaves or new flowers that are green rather than pink or red, it may be receiving too much direct sunlight. Distorted or elongated leaves indicate it is not receiving enough sunlight.


Red Anthurium

Water the soil regularly and thoroughly, avoiding the leaves. Typically, water once a week during flowering, but reduce waterings when not in bloom. Red anthurium prefers to almost dry out completely between waterings but may benefit from extra humidity. When the interior air is dry, place it near other leafy plants, next to an open container of water, or on top of pebbles in a tray filled with water so that the water never touches the bottom of the planter. If the plant develops yellowing leaves, it is receiving too much water/moisture. If flowers turn pale green or leaves begin to droop, pucker, or develop brown tips, the plant is underwatered and/or temperature stressed.

Apply a complete liquid fertilizer at ½ strength monthly during the growing season, typically spring and summer, and when the plant is flowering.

Jackson & Perkins offers a selection of fertilizer & plant care products. We suggest using AlgoPlus fertilizer for the general health and maintenance of your plant.


Wipe leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust.


Aerial roots may grow from the stems. They can be cut without hurting the plant.


When your plant has outgrown its current pot, especially if roots are growing out of the drainage holes, transplant in early spring, if possible. With each repotting, increase the pot diameter 1 to 2 inches in size and use fresh, high-quality potting soil, a peat moss, or a coco coir-based soil mixture. Make sure your new pot has ample drainage holes so the soil can drain properly.

IMPORTANT: Ornamental plant material should not be eaten. Keep away from pets and children.