Bare rooted Anthurium
A bare-rooted Anthurium just in water (so, no soil) is the very latest – so very trendy and so eye-catching in any home. None of your run-of-the-mill potted plants here! A bare-rooted Anthurium is new, exciting and pretty darned original! Just rinse all the soil gently from the Anthurium’s roots and stand the whole plant in a glass vase like a bunch of flowers and you too can create a real winner for your home, and in no time too. It’s so nice to see those roots further develop and of course there’s no more ‘oops, forgot to water it’. Really easy isn’t it? A gorgeous, bare-rooted Anthurium from the latest Bakker collection!
Growing plants in this way is called hydroponics and carefully clearing the roots of all soil and growing the plant on in just water, is just one way to practice hydroponics. No soil, just water. Rather comparable to hydroculture which is when you grow plants in those clay pellets – you’ll have seen those around. Hydroponics is the very latest trend and allows us to see our houseplants from a very unusual angle.
If you use a pretty glass vase of some sort, the plant’s lovely root system will really come to the fore. Besides the fact that it’s so nice to see, Hydroponics makes things really easy because your hydroponically grown plant will always have enough water and you can easily see when the plant needs a topping up. Do refresh the water entirely now and then, but that’s really all you need to do. This new trend in greenery is especially handy when you’re not one of the green-fingered among us…
not all plants are suited for growing on with bare roots and just in water. This flowering plant, the Anthurium is a perfect example for using in this new trend. Leafy houseplants like a Philodendron, the Clusia, and Ivy (Hedera) are also great to be grown on with Hydroponics!
DIY: Bare rooted Anthurium
How to make your own eye-catcher! Make your lovely plant look its natural best by doing the following:
- Use a large bucket
- Remove the plant from its pot and carefully rinse off the soil between all the roots with the bucket under a lukewarm tap (to catch the soil and not clog your sink). Cold water would shock the roots too much, and your hands won’t get too cold either if you use lukewarm water.
- Filll your (glass) container/vase with room temperature water – just so deep that the roots are just below later level.
- Give the plant in its vase a nice prominent spot in your home. It’s just that easy! Here’s an extra tip: avoid lime tidemarks in the vase by using bottled water (plain, not bubbly) instead of tap water. Bottled spring water also contains lots of minerals that will help the plant grow healthily.
Bare-rooted plants – trendy, exciting and original!