Growing guide

How to grow anthuriums

Anthuriums are attractive tropical houseplants with glossy foliage and long-lasting floral ‘spathes’ in a choice of colours. Read on to find out how to look after these popular plants.

Quick facts

  • Compact houseplant, usually about 30cm (1ft) tall

  • ​Glossy leaves and exotic flower-like ‘spathes’ in a choice of bright colours

  • Anthuriums like warmth, indirect light and humid air

  • They need acidic, well-drained compost and rainwater or filtered water

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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