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Q.Anthurium Flower Bud Turned Brown

Zone 9a | Alice816 added on November 6, 2019 | Answered

I purchased my Anthurium a month ago and thought I was doing a good job taking care of it. It receives indirect bright light, misting every morning and I water it when the soil feels dry, maybe too dry. It is potted in peat moss. A couple of weeks ago I noticed some brown spots on newer/younger leaves and thought it was normal. I watered the plant Nov 1 and now today I noticed more brown spots and one of the flower buds had completely browned. I’m upset because I do have a tendency of killing plants and thought I was getting better ? Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Answered on November 6, 2019

Peat moss, alone, is very acidic. It also doesn't contain enough nutrients to sustain a plant. This is simply a medium that is meant to provide some hold without being a nutrient rich medium.

This should be replaced into quality potting soil (that will usually have peat as a small portion of the additives) with some compost added. many soils are already enriched with compost.

Keep the soil moist, but let it dry just a little down to about 1/2 an inch. They like it moist, but not wet or dry.

This article will help you with their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/anthurium/anthurium-care.htm

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