An anthurium dorayaki will need humidity levels higher than most homes, other than that they are easy to care for…
Anthurium Dorayaki Summary
|Light needs:||Medium to bright sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Water when top 40% of soil is dry. Check twice a week.|
|Fertilizer:||A high nitrogen feed once a month in summer using.|
|Soil:||A very well draining compost with added perlite.|
|Where to buy:||Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Pests on the leaves, and irregular watering.|
Warning, the anthurium dorayaki aka silver blush is an absolute show stopper! It is a rare plant collectors dream. It is not too fussy to look after (as anthuriums go) either.
Medium to bright sunlight is great for these plants. Don’t let them get burned by indirect sun though.
How Often to Water An Anthurium Dorayaki
Water when the top 40% of potting medium is dry. Check it at twice a week. They like to be moist but not waterlogged.
Feed once a month in summer using a high nitrogen feed to encourage foliage growth.
Use a very well draining compost with 20% added perlite.
For more on anthurium soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Anthurium Soil.
When To Repot An Anthurium Dorayaki
Repot them when they grow through the bottom of their current pot, or once a year in Spring, which ever is sooner.
60-70% is ideal, this means upping the humidity around the plant above normal household levels. This is one where you might consider getting a humidifier it can really help the plant to flourish.
Tip: Keep them humid, aim for 60% or more 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-25°C (64-77°F) is a good range, which is means your anthuriums will do well in most homes.
How To Propagate Anthurium Dorayaki
You can propagate your Anthurium Dorayaki by separating off smaller ‘pups’ that grow around the base of the plant. You need to wait for the plant to be big enough that pups grow.
Remove the plant from it’s pot and get as much of the soil off as you can. Then prize the smaller plant(s) off carefully. You can then pot the plants up separately, with the original plant back in the same pot and the pups in new pots.
Is It Toxic To Cats?
They can be toxic to cats or dogs if eaten, and can cause vomiting and other oral irritations, so seek vets advice if you think your pet has eaten any.
Anthurium Dorayaki Vs Crystal Hope
The Anthurium Dorayaki and Crystal Hope look very similar. The crystal hope is a cultivar developed by crossing two hybrids, it looks a little more like a crystallinum than the dorayaki.
Anthurium Dorayaki Vs Crystallinum
These are similar plants, the Dorayaki has slightly rounder leaves, and more silver veining.
Where To Buy An Anthurium Dorayaki
Silver Blush or Crystal Hope.
Anthurium Dorayaki Vs Silver Blush
The main difference is the silver blush has a silver leaf color, the dorayaki is light green.
Anthurium Dorayaki Hybrid
The anthurium dorayaki is actually a hybrid of the anthurium crystallinum. And is sometimes sold under the name ‘anthurium crystallinum dorayaki hybrid’. It’s leaves are a smaller and rounder.
FAQs and Common Problems
Watch out for normal Houseplant Pests and Problems as the leaves can be susceptible to some pests. Also water it well, checking it regularly and only watering if it needs it will avoid common over and underwatering issues.
Problem: Yellow Leaves
The most common cause of yellow leaves on a dorayaki is stress from over or underwatering, or too much direct sunlight. Make sure that the plant is not in direct sun, and that you’re checking the soil weekly, but only watering it if it is dry.