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Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
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donnabking
Jan 10, 2015 8:28 PM CST
Anyone got suggestions on what to do to keep my plant healthy & encourage it to grow larger & more robust? It has just finished with it's flush of blooms that I bought it with this past summer, the last one finally completely faded & the red bloom dropped off leaving the yellow stemey part. What can I do also to encourage it to rebloom after it rests?
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 14, 2015 5:44 PM CST
Anthurium needs to be watered and then let it dry out a bit before watering again. Once, or sometimes twice a week is all it needs. Don't let your plant sit in the wet.
They do like humidity, so a tray of pebbles to catch the water and ...oh, what is that word....transpiration? That makes the plant feel at home.
As the leaves die or yellow, but them off to make room for new growth. After flowering the plant really needs to rest a while.
Inside the house the Anthurium likes filtered light from a window - not full sun. The precise amount and type of light makes a difference.
Anthurium like a diluted fertilizer - a diluted dose of Orchid fertilizer is a good choice.
They should not be potted in soil/dirt; plant roots need to breathe...so again, an Orchid potting medium is a good choice.
After that, be patient.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
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donnabking
Jan 14, 2015 7:45 PM CST
Thanks Greene! Thank You! great to hear from you again!
The Hooterville Hillbilly @ Hummingbird Hill
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Jan 14, 2015 8:54 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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