Anthurium Balaoanum
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Anthurium Balaoanum Care

Welcome to our guide to anthurium balaoanum care

Anthurium Balaoanum Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check weekly, water if top 25% of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:A balanced plant feed once a month in the spring and summer months.
Soil:A mix of orchid bark, perlite and potting compost.
Temperature:18°C to 30°C (64-86°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Pests like mealybugs.


Known for its beautiful delicate, leathery leaves the anthurium balaoanum is an easy to care for climbing anthurium. We cover all you need to know about care and propagation.

Light Needs

This plant will thrive in bright indirect sunlight. Don’t let it get midday direct sun though as the leaves will burn.

How Often to Water

Check your anthurium balaoanum weekly, water if top 25% of soil is dry. They want to keep slightly moist, but do not want to sit in heavy wet soil or become too dry.


Use a balanced plant feed once a month in the spring and summer months. Do not feed in colder months when the growth can slow down a lot.

Anthurium Balaoanum Soil

A mix of orchid bark, perlite and potting compost is great for an anthurium balaoanum. For more on anthurium soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Anthurium Soil.

When To Repot

Check your plant in Spring and pot it up a size if needed. You can do it year round, but the best time is in Spring so it will grow into it’s new pot and you know that it will have plenty of space to grow in the warmer months.

Anthurium Balaoanum Propagation

You can propagate anthurium balaoanum by splitting off pups at the base. Remove the plant from the base, then be really careful and separate the smaller pups out. You need to take some of the roots and foliage for a complete plant, even if small. Then pot them up separately.

Anthurium Balaoanum Humidity

60-70% humidity is ideal, this may mean using a humidifier in the drier months of the year, or at least keeping it close to other plants and mist them daily.

Tip: Keep them humid, aim for 70% in the day and they’ll be ok with a bit less at night. You can buy a humidity meter (affiliate link) to keep an eye on maximum and minimum levels.


18°C to 30°C (64-86°F) is a good range, they will be fine a bit above and below too. Don’t let them get too cold (less than 10°C or 50°F) at night.

Is It Toxic To Cats?

They can be toxic to cats or dogs if eaten, seek vets advice straight away if you think your pet has eaten any.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Anthurium Balaoanum Care FAQs and Common Problems

Pests like mealybugs can occur but can easily be dealt with by checking the plant regularly (i.e. each time you water the plant) and then treating the smaller issues before an infestation takes hold.

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