The Q&A Archives: Burning Tips, Dull Leaves On Anthurium

Question: How do I rescue my anthurium from its dull leaves and burning tips?

Answer: Anthuriums need ample humidity (think jungle) and our homes are often much drier than they can withstand, especially in the winter time when the heating system is running. You might try setting it near a humidifier or possibly in a steamy bathroom or on a pebble tray (a shallow tray of pebbles with water barely reaching the top of the pebbles and the pot set on top of the pebbles where the evaporation will surround it)to increase the humidity. These plant also needs a minimum temperature of 65 degrees and bright indirect light for best results. It is not an easy plant to grow at home so do not be discouraged if you are having trouble with it.

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