Anthurium red is a very uncommon decorative houseplant. The gorgeous red lady is a herbaceous plant that belongs to the Araceae (Arum) family. The plant itself is stunning and multipurpose. You can hang it at home or place it on your office desk. The plant can also serve as a romantic plant, delicately edged on the dining table for a memorable date.
Generally, what is considered the flowers of the plant are actually spathes, which are a type bracts located somewhere underneath the plant’s spadix. The real flower can be found in a dense spiral on the spadix. Red Anthurium belongs to the group of air-purifying plants capable of removing toxic air from any space. They are excellent at removing toxic pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde and xylene from the air. Red Anthurium plants are low maintenance plants and believed to represent hospitality.
- Other names: Another name for the Anthurium red plant is Red Lady Plant.
- Planting environment: The plants prefer being grown indoors as ornamental plants.
- Sunlight: Anthuriums love to sit under natural bright but indirect light.
- Watering/Soaking: Soak the kokedama once weekly in summer and less frequently in winter. The roots of the anthurium are susceptible to rot.
- Misting: Mist the plant twice a week to keep the soil moist but be careful to prevent the soil from being soggy. Do not use hard water, as it may leave stains on the leaves.
- Soaking Method: Soak 3/4th of the moss ball in a bowl of water for 5 minutes. Place the kokedama inside the tub/bowl and then pour the water from sides. Ensure you hold the kokedama so that it does not float. After 3-5 minutes, take the kokedama out, squeeze a little, and place it out for the extra water to drip. Once you feel no more water dripping, place it back to its original place.
- Fertilisation: Feed the red lady plant once in two months with liquid fertiliser. Over fertilising can damage the plants.
- Temperature: Keep the plant away from ACs or heating vents. Temperatures must not be over 90 degrees or below 55 degrees Fahrenheit.