Welcome to our guide to anthurium falcatum care, we run down all you need to know…
Anthurium Falcatum Care Summary
|Light needs:||Medium to bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Water when the top half of soil is wet, check twice a week in summer and once in winter.|
|Fertilizer:||A balanced plant feed monthly in spring and summer.|
|Soil:||A mix of compost, orchid bark and perlite.|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Root rot due to overwatering, leaf browning due to lack of humidity.|
The anthurium falcatum is a real stunner with it’s t-shaped glossy dark green leaves. It is relatively easy to care for as long as you keep it humid. It grows in the wild in Ecuador is a popular houseplant the world over. We run down all you need to know to care and propagate this plant.
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Medium to bright indirect sunlight is best, no direct sun. I would keep it ideally in an east or west facing window.
How Often to Water An Anthurium Falcatum
Water when the top half of soil is wet, check your plant twice a week in summer and once in winter. It likes to stay slightly moist but not soaking wet.
Feed it monthly in the warmer months of spring and summer. I’s ok to not feed it but can really encourage growth in the growing season. Do not feed it over winter.
A really well draining anthurium mix is ideal. It does not want to hold on to water. I use a mix of soil, orchid bark and perlite. For more on anthurium soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Anthurium Soil.
When To Repot
Repot them when they outgrow their current pot, be sure to check them in Spring as they’ll start to grow and need space. Be really careful of the roots when you repot as breaking them will stress the plant.
60-70% humidity is ideal, these plants will do well in a high humidity cabinet or near a humidifier.
For more on anthuriums see our anthurium category with all our different care and propagation guides.
20-27°C (68-81°F) is the ideal range for this anthurium during the day. At night aim to keep them over 10°C (50°F) and avoid cold drafts.
Anthurium Falcatum Propagation
You can propagate your anthurium falcatum using these steps:
- Make sure the plant is big enough to divide, there should be a few stems and the plant has started to spread out.
- Take the plant out of it pot and shake off as much of the soil as you can.
- Taking care, separate the plants out, be careful not to damage the roots.
- Then plant each plant up separately.
- Then keep them humid for a month or so until they have taken.
Is It Toxic To Cats?
They are toxic to cats if eaten, and can cause vomiting and numbness. So seek vets advice immediately if your pet eats any.
Anthurium Falcatum USDA Zone
They can love outside all year in zones 9b-11.
Where To Buy An Anthurium Falcatum
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Anthurium Falcatum Care FAQs and Common Problems
Common issues include lack of humidity, resulting in browning leaves and root rot from over watering.
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