Ask a Question forum: Help with my anthurium: brown spots, one leaf turning yellow, one flower left

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Name: Fanny
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cacahuete
Feb 6, 2017 7:19 AM CST
Hi,

I purchased a healthy anthurium early november last year and placed it on a west-facing window-sill, away from direct sunlight.

A few weeks later I fertilised using a N8-P1-K5 fertiliser, as recommended by the nursery. And a few days later, I noticed some brown spots on some leaves, mainly those close to the window.
I first assumed it must be too cold for the plant there and moved it away from it.

As time went on, more brown spots appeared. And some flower started to turn brown too.
A few weeks ago, I cut off the brown leaves and flowers using clean scissors and water only when the soil was dry. Sprayed the plant too, around twice a week as the air is rather dry in our flat.

Today, after I noticed more brown spots, I cut of some more leaves. And did some research, which led me to "flush" the plant and leave it to drain onto absorbent paper.
I also noticed a leaf turning yellow at its base, a first here!

I'm attaching some pictures of the plant below, right after the flush.
Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated as I'm very new to this plant and would love to save it!
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Feb 6, 2017 10:22 AM CST
Welcome!

If the brown spots were on the window side, that would suggest too much sun or at least too much heat.

Anthuriums LOVE water. Mine are growing (rooted) in the gravel in a shallow area of my pond. I would leave yours sitting in a saucer of water at all times.

Use your fertilizer at one quarter the recommended strength.

The roots look good - it should recover with proper care.
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Name: Fanny
Sweden (Zone 5a)
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cacahuete
Feb 6, 2017 2:47 PM CST
Thank you so much Daisyl. I might actually have left it to dry too much between waterings. However, living in the north of Sweden, where we got 2-3 hours of daylight every day over Dec and Jan, I think the leaves that were touching the window slightly got a little too cold! We don't have much sun at all at the moment :)

I will try to find it a better spot in the house, give it a lot of love, and cross my fingers.

Have a lovely week.

DaisyI said: Welcome!

If the brown spots were on the window side, that would suggest too much sun or at least too much heat.

Anthuriums LOVE water. Mine are growing (rooted) in the gravel in a shallow area of my pond. I would leave yours sitting in a saucer of water at all times.

Use your fertilizer at one quarter the recommended strength.

The roots look good - it should recover with proper care.


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Awip
Apr 30, 2018 3:42 PM CST
This is what's going on with my anthurium there are not brown but look like water spots can I get some help please thank you
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