Apartment plants

White anthurium

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Main characteristics of the white anthurium

The white anthurium arrived in the European continent a few decades ago directly from the rain forests of Latin America. It belongs to the large Araceae family and is a herbaceous plant. There are over five hundred varieties, appreciated for the elegance of the flowers called spathe and the shine of the leaves. What are commonly called flowers are inflorescences comparable to those of calla lilies: they have a central spadix wrapped in a shiny heart-shaped bract. The plant has a bushy appearance that rarely exceeds fifty centimeters in diameter. Nurseries have numerous hybrid varieties to choose from. The inflorescences are also marketed as cut flowers because once detached from the mother plant, they have a long life.


Anthurium at home

The white anthurium does not withstand average temperatures below 10 ° C. It is better to place it away from cold currents inside an apartment. Place the plant in a sunny area but out of direct sunlight. In order to keep healthy, periodically watered spaced water. Before watering, check the soil to make sure it is completely dry. The roots fear water stagnation and excessive humidity could seriously compromise them. Ruined leaves and wilted flowers must be removed to avoid absorbing precious energy. If you notice the presence of many yellowed leaves it means that it has been watered excessively or that it needs to be properly fertilized.

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