Anthurium Brownii
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Anthurium Brownii Care

In this article we cover all you need to know about anthurium brownii care. The key is to keep them humid and the soil moist…

Anthurium Brownii Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check once a week, only water if the top third of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:A high nitrogen feed every 3 weeks in summer.
Soil:A really well draining chunky mix with perlite.
Temperature:18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Root rot, leaves dropping or browning.


An absolute stunner the anthurium brownii has some of the most stand out leaves in the business! They are curly and ribbed and almost like a fiddle leaf fig in texture. We cover all you need to know…

Anthurium Brownii Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight is ideal. But it will be ok a bit further back from the window.

How Often to Water

Check your anthurium brownii once a week but only water it if the top third of the soil is dry. The key is to keep the soil moist but never dry or soaking. So check them twice a week if it gets hot.

Tip: keep the soil moist but not soaking wet or dry. Water them thoroughly, but then let them almost dry out before watering again. If any water collects under the plant pot in the saucer or tray, make sure you tip it out as it can lead to water logging and root rot.

Anthurium Brownii Fertilizer

Use a high nitrogen content feed every 3 weeks in summer months. Make sure it is well diluted the first few times you use it to avoid burn.


You want a really well draining chunky mix, so add some perlite and orchid bark to your compost. For more on anthurium soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Anthurium Soil.

How To Propagate Anthurium Brownii

The best way to propagate anthurium brownii is to split it at the base when a new pup appears. Take the plant out of it’s pot and carefully split off the smaller pup, making sure to take some roots with it. You can do this in a bowl of water if you like which can help loosen the soil and roots. Then pot the plants up separately, and you’re done.

Is It Toxic to Cats?

It is toxic to cats and dogs if eaten, so seek vets advice if your pet may have eaten any.

When To Repot An Anthurium Brownii

Check the plant in Spring and repot it if it has outgrown its current pot or it about to. It wants a decent amount of space for the warmer growing months.


60-70% is best, you want a humidifier for these plants, or place them with other plants in the most humid part of your home to keep the ambient humidity as high as possible.

Tip: Keep them humid, at least 60% 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.


The best temperature range for a brownii is 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F) during the day and above 12°C (54°F) as a minimum temperature at night and in the winter.

anthurium brownii USDA Zone

Zones 9b-11.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Anthurium Brownii Care FAQs and Common Problems

Common issues stem from overwatering, like root rot and leaves dropping or browning. Let the top layer of soil dry out before watering again, and tip out any excess water after watering so the roots do not sit in soggy soil.

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