Welcome to our guide to anthurium friedrichsthalii care and propagation.
Anthurium Friedrichsthalii Care Summary
|Light needs:||Medium to bright indirect sunlight|
|Watering needs:||Check once a week, water when top half of soil is dry.|
|Fertilizer:||A balanced plant feed once a month in the summer months.|
|Soil:||A mix of perlite, orchid bark and potting compost.|
|Temperature:||18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.|
|Common issues:||Lack of humidity, over watering.|
The anthurium friedrichsthalii is a strap-leaved anthurium with thick, almost leather-like elongated leaves. It’s elegant stature means it looks great with it’s leaves trailing down of the edge of a planter or shelf.
Tip: we recommend Etsy for buying plants. Look for the best rated seller you can, and try to buy as close to your home as possible so the plant does not travel too far.
Medium to bright indirect sunlight is best. They do not like direct sun though.
How Often to Water An Anthurium Friedrichsthalii
Water when the top half of the soil is dry, check it once a week.
You can feed with a feed higher in nitrogen once a month in summer to encourage growth, they will grow faster if you do. You can use a balanced feed if it is what you have.
Use a really well draining mix, lots of perlite is essential, as well as orchid bark and normal compost. 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 Friedrichsthalii
Repot them in spring to refresh the soil and to give the roots more space if they need it.
60-70% is best, you’ll need to up the humidity in your home. The best way to do this is with a humidifier or fogger.
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.
18°C to 25°C (64-77°F) is a good temperature range to aim for in the day. Keep them above 10°C (50°F) at night and in the winter.
Anthurium Friedrichsthalii Vs Vittarifolium
The anthurium friedrichsthalii and vittarifolium are very similar, but the friedrichsthalii has thinner leaves.
How To Propagate Anthurium Friedrichsthalii
The best way is to separate out smaller plants that grow at the bottom of the plant. You can take the plant out of it’s pot and carefully prize off the smaller plants. Then plant them up separately up in their own pots.
Anthurium Friedrichsthalii USDA Zone
Technically they are classified as zones 11-12, but they prefer indoors where they get a more constant environment.
Is It Toxic To Cats?
They contain calcium oxalate, which is toxic to cats and can cause numbness, and vomiting, so contact your vet immediately if your cat has eaten any.
Anthurium Friedrichsthalii Flower
Their flowers are not beautiful by any means! They put out gnarly long thin stalks with orange flowers on them.
Where To Buy
For more on anthuriums see our anthurium category with all our different care and propagation guides.
Anthurium Friedrichsthalii Care FAQs and Common Problems
Lack of humidity is common, as they love humidity levels higher than normal households. Other common issues for the anthurium friedrichsthalii are pests on the leaves, so check both sides of the leaves at watering. Over and underwatering is common, so check the plant each week but only water if needed.