Anthurium is a very beautiful flowering plant that is present in our homes for its hardiness and ease of cultivation. But how can you have it always healthy and vigorous? To keep the anthurium always strong and vigorous, there is a natural fertilizer. Let’s see how to prepare it at home.
Properties of Anthurium
Anthurium is a best-selling and popular houseplant for the home. Over the years, new species have been introduced, expanding the selection. Indeed, today you can find not only red anthurium, but also other colors, shapes and sizes. Anthurium is a plant that can be adapted to different situations and settings, even though it originated in the forests of Colombia and belongs to the family Araneae.
Over time, the plant develops its typical ruffled shape and peripheral petioles. If in the past it was considered a difficult plant to grow, today it is widely used. If you cannot cultivate well, the problems lie in temperature errors and low humidity. In fact, the anthurium should be placed near the windows, in a very bright place, but not in direct light. When the light increases, the flowering increases, especially if the plant is protected from drafts.
The natural fertilizer for preparation at home
Fertilizing anthurium is carried out from spring to autumn or during the vegetative phase of the plant. You can use a chemical liquid fertilizer for flowering plants every two weeks. If it turns out that the fertilization is not enough, the flowers do not open or the anthurium produces only new leaves. Instead of using a chemical fertilizer, you can make it naturally at home. Let’s see how.
You will need the peels of three bananas, which are known to be rich in phosphorus and potassium. They can help keep the soil moist enough. The peels need to be cut into small pieces and put in a bowl along with a clove of garlic, which is an excellent fungicide and bactericide and can help the plant stay healthy.
Fill everything in the bottom of a plastic bottle, having previously removed the top, and add some neutral detergent. The latter is not harmful to the plant and promotes decomposition. Add a quart of water and leave in a cool dry place, preferably with a lid, for about 48 hours.
Filter the liquid obtained and pour it very slowly on the bottom of the plant, make sure that the soil absorbs it and repeat the process. You will notice that your anthurium will become stronger and more vigorous in no time. In addition, it will be protected from external influences and from the attack of bacteria / plant diseases.