Updated: May 12, 2022

The Dragon Breath Plant, also known as Anthurium Andraeanum, is a beautiful flowering plant that is native to South America. It is a popular houseplant that has bright red or pink flowers and deep green leaves. Caring for this plant is easy if you follow some simple guidelines.


The Dragon Breath Plant requires regular watering to maintain its beauty and health. It is important to keep the soil moist but not saturated. Overwatering can lead to root rot, which can be fatal for the plant. It is recommended to water the plant once a week, but this can vary depending on the temperature and humidity of your home.


The Dragon Breath Plant thrives in bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves and cause them to turn yellow. Place your plant near a window that receives plenty of light but does not get direct sun exposure.


The Dragon Breath Plant prefers warm temperatures between 60°F and 85°F. Keep the plant away from drafts or air conditioning vents, as they can cause temperature fluctuations that can harm the plant.


The Dragon Breath Plant prefers high humidity levels. You can increase humidity by placing a humidifier near the plant or by placing a tray of water near it. You can also mist the leaves with water once a day to keep them moist.


The Dragon Breath Plant requires regular fertilization to promote healthy growth and flowering. Use a balanced liquid fertilizer once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Do not fertilize during the dormant season (fall and winter).


Pruning is important for maintaining the shape and health of your Dragon Breath Plant. Remove any dead or yellowing leaves, as they can attract pests or diseases. You can also prune back overgrown stems to encourage new growth.


Repotting is necessary when your Dragon Breath Plant has outgrown its current pot or the soil has become depleted. Repot the plant in a slightly larger pot with fresh potting soil. Do not overpot, as this can lead to overwatering and root rot.


Why are the leaves turning yellow?

Yellowing leaves can be a sign of overwatering, underwatering, or poor drainage. Check the soil moisture and adjust your watering schedule accordingly. Ensure that the pot has adequate drainage to prevent water from pooling at the bottom.

How do I propagate my Dragon Breath Plant?

Propagation can be done by division or stem cuttings. To divide the plant, gently separate the roots into smaller sections and replant in separate pots. To take stem cuttings, cut a healthy stem with several leaves and plant it in moist potting soil. Keep the soil moist and place the cutting in bright, indirect light until it establishes roots.

Why is my plant not flowering?

Lack of flowering can be due to insufficient light or nutrients. Ensure that your plant is getting enough bright, indirect light and fertilize regularly during the growing season.

In conclusion, caring for a Dragon Breath Plant requires regular watering, bright indirect light, warm temperatures, high humidity levels, regular fertilization, pruning, and repotting when necessary. With proper care, your Dragon Breath Plant will thrive and reward you with beautiful blooms.