Anthurium is a very beautiful flowering plant, present in our homes due to its resistance and ease of cultivation. But how can you always have it healthy and vigorous?

anthurium remedy

There is a natural fertilizer to ensure that the anthurium is always strong and vigorous. Let’s see how to prepare it at home.

Characteristics of anthurium

The anthurium or anthurium is a widely sold and popular indoor plant for apartments. Over the years, new species have been introduced which have meant that the range of choices can be expanded. Today, in fact, it is possible to find not only red anthuriums but also other colours, shapes and sizes .

Anthurium

The anthurium is a plant that can adapt to different situations and furnishings even if its origins are the forests of Columbia and it belongs to the Araceae family . Its introduction into Europe occurred over a hundred years ago.

Over time, the plant takes on its typical collected shape and the petioles of the peripheral leaves. If it was previously considered a difficult plant to grow, today it is very widespread. If you can’t grow well, the problems lie in temperature errors and low humidity. The anthurium, in fact, should be placed near the windows, in a very bright place but not in direct light. As the light increases, flowering will increase, especially if the plant is protected from drafts.

The natural fertilizer to prepare at home

Fertilization of anthurium should be carried out from spring to autumn, i.e. when the plant is in vegetation. You can use a liquid chemical fertilizer designed for flowering plants, on a fortnightly basis. If fertilization proves insufficient, the flowers will not open or the anthurium will only produce new leaves.

Instead of using a chemical fertilizer, you can also prepare one at home, completely natural. Let’s see how.

You will need the peels of three bananas, which are notoriously rich in phosphorus and potassium. They can help the soil stay sufficiently moist. The peels must be cut into small pieces and placed in a bowl together with a clove of garlic which is an excellent fungicide and bactericide, capable of helping the plant stay healthy.

Transfer everything to the bottom of a plastic bottle, having previously removed the top, and add some neutral detergent . The latter will not be harmful to the plant and will promote decomposition. Add a liter of water and place in a cool, dry place, preferably covered with a lid, for about 48 hours.

Healthy and thriving anthurium

Filter the liquid obtained and pour onto the plant’s soil, very slowly, making sure that the soil absorbs it and then repeating the operation. You will notice that your anthurium will grow stronger and more vigorous in no time. Not only that, it will be protected from external agents and from the attack of bacteria/plant diseases.