Anthurium Corrugatum
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Anthurium Corrugatum Care

The key to anthurium corrugatum care, is decent humidity levels throughout the year…

Anthurium Corrugatum Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check weekly, water if top half of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:A well-diluted high nitrogen feed monthly in spring and summer.
Soil:A mix of orchid bark, perlite and normal compost.
Humidity:60-70%.
Temperature:18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Lack of humidity.

Introduction

The anthurium corrugatum (a.k.a. corrugated anthurium) has a pebble/pimple texture to it’s heart shaped leaves. It grows in medium to high altitudes in Central America. It is a stand out plant that although small will demand attention.

Light Needs

Medium to bright indirect sunlight is ideal. It’s pimpled leaves allow it to absorb a lot of light as it has an increased surface area.

How Often to Water An Anthurium Corrugatum

Check your plant weekly, and water if the top half of the soil is dry.

Fertilizer

Feed your corrugatum a well-diluted, high in nitrogen, fertilizer once a month in spring and summer.

Soil

I use a mix of orchid bark, perlite and normal compost for my anthuriums. They are ok be in moist soil, but not ok in dry or soaking wet, so you want a chunky well draining mix. This plant needs a really well draining medium. 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 by removing the plant from it’s pot, to see if the roots need more space over the warmer coming months when the plant will do most of its growing.

Anthurium Corrugatum Humidity

The anthurium corrugatum likes to be humid, 60-70% humidity is ideal. They do not do well in lower levels.

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.

Temperature

The best temperature range is 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).

How to Propagate Anthurium Corrugatum

Once the plant is big enough you can separate out pups from around the sides of the main plant. You need to remove the plant form it’s pot and most of the soil, then you can gently take the pups off. Be careful not to damage the plants. Then pot the plants up separately.

Is It Toxic To Cats?

Anthuriums contain calcium oxalate in them which can cause numbness, and vomiting in cats and dogs. Seek vets advice immediately if your pet has eaten any.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Anthurium Corrugatum Care FAQs and Common Problems

Humidity is important for anthuriums like this, be careful to maintain a humid environment or you may see issues like crisping leaves.

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