Anthurium Warocqueanum Plant Care Guide – Now I want to share how to care for this type of plant, because sometimes if we are wrong to take care of it, this beautiful plant is very easy to turn yellow at the tips of the leaves and it will spread to all parts of the leaf, for that let’s see how to care for this Anthurium Warocqueanum plant
These plants do not tend to grow in soil. The Queen is an epiphyte. Epiphytes are plants that are growing on other plants instead of in the soil. In nature, they are growing in moss and leaf litter and any debris they might come across in tree branches. A loose breathable very airy mix is therefore a must.
The substrate I am using is 100% Sphagnum moss and the Anthurium warocqueanum seems to love it. A great suggestion is to provide Sphagnum Moss along the whole stem of your plant. This way the Anthurium Warocqueanum will develop roots all along the stem.
There are other growers who are successfully growing it in an airy and well-draining aroid mix. Yet others are growing it in a mix between coarse bark and Sphagnum moss. Whatever medium you are using, it needs to be well-draining and hold moisture at the same time. Keep the pH level between 6.6 – 7.5 between acid and neutral.
Medium to bright indirect light is advised. Based on my personal experience a lot of bright indirect light is best in indoor conditions. This way your Anthurium plant will grow the best. They generally need more light than usually advised as most people base their judgment on how these plants grow in situ in their natural habitat.
There they might be in semi-shade but one has to remember that sunlight is usually so much stronger than anything that we can provide an Anthurium Warocqueanum indoors. Avoid direct sunlight as this will burn the leaves of your indoor plant.
Anthurium warocqueanum is a thirsty plant. I heard other growers say the opposite on the internet about how you should not water these plants as you would water a Monstera or any other Philodendron.
This makes no sense to me as these plants are from tropical rainforests where it tends to rain almost daily. I water mine weekly by giving it a thorough shower. Since my plant is in 100% Sphagnum moss, it will soak up the water and keep the plant hydrated for a full week just until the moss gets crispy again. Never let this plant dry out completely.
Anthurium Warocqueanum is grown in warm temperatures. Temperatures of min 68°F (20°C) and max. 86°F (20°C) given high humidity are best to grow these Anthuriums.
Anthurium Warocqueanum Plant Care Guide
These plants need very high humidity. This doesn’t mean that they cannot grow and survive in lower humidity conditions but a humidity above 70% is best. Make sure you are providing sufficient air exchange. Air circulation is very important to an Anthurium Warocqueanum. They are susceptible to damage on the leaves when the airflow is not sufficient.
If you are growing your Anthurium in a terrarium or greenhouse you need to make sure that you are making use of fans to allow for air circulation.
Since Anthurium Warocqueanum is epiphytic, they get little nutrients found in the debris of tree branches such as from rotting leaves and what the wind and rain bring to them. However many experienced growers suggest fertilizing them frequently, like weekly throughout the year. Using a quarter of the proposed strength of eg. a liquid fertilizer is sufficient.
Propagate from new crowns that will emerge from the trunk (stem) of the plant. Propagation is done by division.
The Anthurium Warocqueanum grows leaves up to a length of 6.6 feet (2 meters). The abaxial side of the leaves is velutinous and has clearly visible silvery veins that become more and more prominent the bigger the leaves grow. Whar is really interesting is that new leaves are starting off very small and are then expanding.
With most Monstera and Philodendron you get a good idea of how big leaves are going to get upfront. Not with the Anthurium warocqueanum. Its leave are starting really small and can get very big within days. A good indicator that your Anthurium warocqueanum is happy is, when it is keeping its leaves. If the care is not ideal, these plants will always loose a leaf when forming a new one or will lose all of the leaves altogether.
So take the number of leaves on this plant as an indicator of plant happiness. 0 means the condition is critical, 1 is barely surviving and an anything above 2 leaves means you are doing a great job.
About Anthurium Warocqueanum
These plants are best potted into wooden orchid baskets. These are a great way to support their epiphytic growing habit. The roots can attach to the wood or even grow out of the basket. In nature, the roots are venturing down and to the sides quite a lot. A wooden basket is supporting this growing habit perfectly.
Although a wooden orchid basket might be the best, I am growing mine in a clay pot. It has a drainage hole in the bottom and the clay itself is porous and allows for air exchange.
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