3 Reasons We Love Anthurium!

We have a new favourite plant AND cut flower here at Poppies!! These days we are all about Anthurium, both in our bouquets and as a go-to houseplant. Here are three reasons why we are so excited about Anthurium: 

 Renaissance

 

Anthurium have consistently been around as a reliable houseplant and cut flower but recently have been experiencing a resurgence in popularity as growers develop new varieties with fun, unique flower colours and shapes. These, along with the classic reds, pinks and whites, are increasingly finding their way into trendy floral and interior designs. With their tropical foliage and heart-shaped flowers, these plants fit in well with all kinds of design and décor and can be used for both a retro or modern feel fitting right into your condo décor! They are a versatile choice that can be integrated into a bouquet with other flowers, or a single stem can be placed in a bud vase for a simple but striking statement.

 Long Lasting

 

Not only are anthurium flowers trendy and eye-catching, they are also extremely long lasting! As a cut flower, they stay fresh and great-looking for up to 2-3 weeks, outlasting most other cut flowers. To reach their full, lasting potential, be sure to recut their stems and replace their water every few days. As a houseplant, each flower can last for several months! As long as the plant is happy and healthy, it will continue to bloom year-round without any fuss, and rarely goes very long without flowering. The plant’s shiny heart shaped leaves also make it a tropical statement plant even in the rare times it doesn’t have flowers.

 

 Easy Care

 

With all of these perks, would you believe this is also an extremely easy to care for plant!? In nature, Anthurium grow as epiphytes, meaning that they grow on the bark of trees and on other plants -  getting their nutrients and moisture from the rain and the humid air. This makes them a tough, hardy plant! For best results, they should be kept in a spot with bright, non-direct light, but they will tolerate lower light, though blooms may not be as plentiful or showy as they would be in a brighter location. They also aren’t too fussy when it comes to watering. They should be given a good drink of water around once a week, or whenever the top few inches of soil are dry. Just be sure not to overwater them and they’ll be healthy and happy!