Deciding on or creating the perfect anthurium potting soil is critical should you desire to raise a healthy anthurium plant. If you use a bad planting medium, your anthurium could mature slowly, stop flowering and even expire. Just before I explain to you the best way to make the perfect anthurium potting soil, I'm going to give you a little background on the growing media that wild anthuriums live in, to ensure that you can recognize what makes for an excellent potting soil.
Undomesticated anthuriums don't live in pots. I really hope that this isn't a massive surprise. They hail from South America and they grow in tropical jungles, mainly upon the trunks of trees.
Growing on trees enables them to receive plenty of moisture from rain and fog, and it enables this liquid to drain aside rapidly. They're strange plants because they love water, yet continuous exposure to moisture may kill them. Living on trees enables them to keep their roots away from standing water and permits their roots to receive plenty of oxygen.
While picking or constructing a planting mix you should bear in mind the reason why they live on trees. Most potting mixes hold on to too much water. So should you use these varieties of mixes your plant may possibly perish from being subjected to too much moisture. The surplus water may prevent air from reaching the roots and allow anaerobic fungi and bacteria to thrive.
You are able to stop this by creating your own planting mix. Your mix has to drain nicely and it needs to be loose and light to keep your anthurium healthy. To make the best planting soil, use 5 parts miracle grow moisture control potting soil, 2 parts peat moss, 2 parts orchid planting media and 1 parts perlite. Combine this together thoroughly and then pot your anthurium plants inside of it.