Anthurium Gracile
Anthurium,  Plant Care,  Propagation

Anthurium Gracile

Welcome to our guide to the Anthurium Gracile, covering care and propagation, including water, soil, humidity and temperature needs.

Anthurium Gracile Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check the soil twice a week and water it only if top 50% or more is dry.
Fertilizer:A well diluted balanced feed every 3 or 4 weeks in spring and summer.
Soil:A mix of orchid bark, perlite and potting compost.
Humidity:60-70% is ideal.
Temperature:18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Red Pearl Anthurium.
Common issues:Under and overwatering.

Introduction

Anthurium Gracile aka the Red Pearls Anthruirum is so-called due to it’s red berries it produces on long hanging flower stems.

See also: Anthurium Soil, Anthurium Balaoanum Care, Anthurium Metallicum Care, Anthurium Splendidum Care, Anthurium Villenaorum, Anthurium Magnificum.

Light Needs

Give them medium to bright indirect sunlight.

How Often To Water Anthurium Gracile

Check the soil twice a week and water it only if top 50% or more is dry. They like to be kept slightly moist but not soaking wet.

Fertilizer

Give them a well diluted balanced feed every 3 or 4 weeks in spring and summer.

Soil

They do best in a well draining soil that is rich. You can use a mix of orchid bark, perlite and potting compost. For more on how to make your own, see our guide: Anthurium Soil.

When to Repot Anthurium Gracile

They probably won’t need repotting every year, but check them at Easter time to see if the roots need more space, and give them a bigger pot if they need it so they have plenty of space over the warmer growing months.

Humidity

60-70% is ideal, they love a humid environment. If they too much below this they can get leaf crisping or browning issues,

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

Aim for 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F) in the day time, a bit above and blow is fine of course. Try to keep them above 10°C (50°F) at night or in the winter.

How to Propagate Anthurium Gracile

The Anthurium Gracile can be divided or you can grow it from seeds, taken from the berries. You can dry out the seeds overnight, and then scatter them over damp sphagnum moss to germinate. Keep them moist and humid and they should germinate with a high success rate.

If dividing them you’ll need to take the plant out of it’s pot and be careful to remove the smaller pups without damaging the roots too much. Then pot the plants up into their own pots.

Anthurium Gracile Flower

The flower is a show stopper, and how it earns it’s name the Red Pearls Anthurium. It looks like a long hanging stick or red berries.

Is Anthurium Gracile Toxic?

They are toxic to cats and dogs if ingested. Seek vets advice if your pet eats any.

Other Names

Red Pearl Anthurium

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

Under and overwatering are common issues, as well as fungal issues from the high humidity. You need to keep an eye on these plants, check them weekly for issues and to see if they need watering.

Other Articles You Might Like

There you have it, here ends our guide to this beautiful plant. You might also like our other articles:

Anthurium Soil, Anthurium Balaoanum Care, Anthurium Metallicum Care, Anthurium Splendidum Care, Anthurium Villenaorum.

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