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How to grow and care for Anthurium crystallinum

Written by Maggie

Jan 08 2021

How to grow and care for Anthurium crystallinum

Anthurium Crystallinum is an elegant indoor leaf viewing plant with a green color throughout the year and strong shade resistance. Plant height is about 40 ~ 60 cm. Heart-shaped or broadly ovate leaves, pointed leaves, concave base, dark green leaves, veins white clear, form a beautiful pattern. So how to grow Anthurium crystallinum? The following are details of growing Anthurium Crystallinum and Anthurium Crystallinum care.

Anthurium Crystallinum

Growing Anthurium Crystallinum  

Anthurium Crystallinum best propagation time: July to September

Optimal growth soil: Cultivation soil is beautiful with loose humus soil with good water retention. Or with fine sawdust: river sand: peat moss =40∶30∶ 30 mixed modulations, fertility extremely exuberant

During the growth period, attention should be paid to watering and spraying water frequently, keep the potting soil moist and high air humidity, pad the pot bottom with water, and keep moisture with water frequently, especially in spring and summer, prefer wet rather than dry.

Optimum growth temperature: Anthurium crystallinum is fond of high temperature and humidity. The optimum temperature for growth is 20 ~ 28℃. Antifreeze should be paid attention to in winter.

Optimal growth illumination: about 50 {bf} ~ 60 {bf} sunshine, avoid strong direct sunlight. The air is warm and helps growth.

Anthurium Crystallinum

Anthurium Crystallinum care

Fertilizer care:

Anthurium Crystallinum should be stopped when the temperature is low in winter when organic fertilizer is applied once a month or granular Flower fertilizer is used during the high growth period. When we care for Anthurium Crystallinum, more nitrogen fertilizer will make the leaves more beautiful.

The wet rice oakodon bowl is padded on the bottom of the Flower pot with a water tray. It is often kept wet and moisturized. Especially in spring and summer, it is better to stay wet than dry, and in winter, water should be reduced when the temperature is low. During the growth period, attention should be paid to watering and spraying water to the foliage to maintain soil moisture and higher air humidity in the pot, so that the foliage is green.

Trimming care

Main point: pruning Anthurium Crystallinum is generally selected for the growing period. When we care for Anthurium Crystallinum, one pruning should be carried out to remove dead branches, diseased branches, and thin overdense branches to enhance ventilation and light, and to concentrate nutrients on the remaining branches, thus promoting peaceful coexistence and flowering of the plant. In the growth period, it does not need pruning commonly, just when tree potential is unbalanced, the branch that highlights crown undertakes short cut.

Replacement of pot soil: After 5 months of planting, Anthurium crystallinum should be replaced with a new 18cm pot soil. When we care for Anthurium Crystallinum, the potting soil should not be watered for a few days before the potting soil is replaced. The potting soil should be replaced until it is partially dry.

Propagation care 

Propagation methods are dividing and cutting.

Plant division propagation: combined with the spring potting, pour out the mother plant, cut the stem node with a knife, bandage the water moss to grow new roots and then planting.

Cutting propagation: spring to summer cut stem top or branches every 2 ~ 3 sections for a section, inserted into the basin soil. Adult plants can be divided into young plants, after cutting another plant.

Disease control and insect control: Anthurium Crystallinum is susceptible to leaf blight during growth. Spray 200 times of Bordeaux solution once every half a month before the disease starts, and pay attention to indoor ventilation.

Soil culture Anthurium Crystallinum care

Soil culture: The common method of growing Anthurium crystallinum, because of plant division, is usually done in the spring when the pot is changed. You simply pour out the mother plant, cut the stem nodes with a knife, wrap the water moss, and then plant the new roots. Or with cottage method, cut stem top or branch between spring and summer, every 2-3 sections are inserted into the soil of a basin, into the plant can be divided young plant, after cutting. It is OK to plant additionally. Seedlings should be high-quality seedlings, seedlings should have 5-6 leaves, the whole plant seedlings without diseases and pests, no dead leaves and yellow leaves. If it is used in the old basin, to soak with potassium permanganate for more than half an hour, and then have water rinse clean dry standby.

Anthurium Crystallinum