Growing advice

Descriptions and cultivation advice from Anthura are based as accurately as possible on test results and practical experience. However, Anthura can in no way be held liable for damage to the crop as a result of following these recommendations. Anthura cannot guarantee that the technical cultivation advice is complete and correct and suitable for the user’s purpose. The user is responsible for assessing whether the advice is suitable for his/her own circumstances.

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  • Substrate Phalaenopsis

    Substrate Phalaenopsis

    ‘Airy substrates' are generally used for the cultivation of Phalaenopsis. Substrates can contain a variety of raw materials. The crop and your ultimate needs and objectives are what determine which elements and their corresponding properties are important for the substrate to be used. »

  • Substrate Anthurium cut flowers

    Substrate Anthurium cut flowers

    Anthurium cultivation generally involves the use of what are known as ‘airy substrates’. These are substrates that contain a lot of air, even in humid conditions. The quality of a plant depends on the correct use of the right substrate with the right properties. Read more about the substrate of Anthurium cut flowers. »

  • Substrate Anthurium pot plants

    Substrate Anthurium pot plants

    The quality of a plant depends on the correct use of the right substrate with the right properties. One substrate is not the same as another: not only is there a lot involved in developing the composition, but consistent production and the correct method of use are important aspects when using substrates. Read all about substrate of Anthurium pot plants. »

  • Threat monitoring

    Threat monitoring

    In the cultivation of both Anthurium and Phalaenopsis, it is important to continuously monitor the cultivation. Growers strive to keep cultivation conditions constant throughout the year. Unfortunately, they have to deal with many different external influences. Besides insects, fungi and bacteria, inaccuracies in pH/EC, nutrient composition, starting water, etc. can have a major impact on the crop. »

  • Thrips (in general)

    Thrips (in general)

    Thrips are a growing problem in the cultivation of Anthuriums and Phalaenopsis. Whereas thrips were rare in Phalaenopsis a few years ago, they have become increasingly common in recent years. There is an increasing number of exotic thrips species, which require a specialist approach. The variety of chemical agents, on the other hand, is increasingly limited. »

  • Thrips in Phalaenopsis

    Thrips in Phalaenopsis

    Thrips can be divided into two groups: leaf thrips and flower thrips. The leaf thrips only live on plant juices, while the flower thrips can also live on pollen. »

  • Thrips in Anthurium

    Thrips in Anthurium

    Worldwide, we are seeing a significant increase in thrips pressure in both cut flowers and pot Anthurium. In cut Anthurium, thrips can establish themselves in the crop and return every year to more or less the same places. This is often the case with thrips that are present on the leaves. »

  • pH in Anthurium and phalaenopsis

    pH in Anthurium and phalaenopsis

    In the Anthurium and Phalaenopsis cultivation, a lot of attention is paid to acidity. The acidity, or pH value is important for the absorption of several nutritional elements. »

  • Energy balance

    Energy balance

    When it comes to plant growth, we tend to immediately think of all the biological and physiological processes that take place during the growth of the plant. The fact that plant growth is actually mostly about physics is sometimes overlooked. Growth depends to a large extent on the energy balance of the crop. »

  • Physiological abnormalities

    Physiological abnormalities

    Growers are increasingly demanding more from their crops: better quality, less labour, more yield. A prerequisite for this is optimum cultivation control. Having sufficient knowledge of how the plant functions, and thus of plant physiology, is essential for this. How do plants function and how do they react to changes in environmental factors? »

  • New experiences and insights in nutrition strategy

    New experiences and insights in nutrition strategy

    The optimum amount (and therefore the proportions between the elements) of nutrients in a solution differs according to each crop and often also its cultivation phase. Over the years, the ideal composition of elements in nutrient solutions changes due to new insights, practical experiences and the results of different studies. This article discusses new insights and experiences for each crop. »

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