Anthuriums are flowering plants native to the Americas. They are known for their brightly colored flowers, which aren’t really flowers but are modified waxy leaves. Like other blooming plants, the anthurium will go through blooming cycles – a few months without showy “flowers”, a few months with. Each bloom can last up to eight weeks. It grows best in bright, indirect light. Anthurium care also requires that the soil be free draining but hold some water. If you are growing this plant as a houseplant, half and half mix of potting soil and orchid soil or perlite will provide the kind of soil anthuriums prefer.