A practical, no-nonsense guide to anthurium green mamba care…
Anthurium Green Mamba Care Summary
|Light needs:||Bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Water when top 40% of soil is dry, check twice a week in spring and summer, once a week in autumn and winter.|
|Fertilizer:||Feed it a high nitrogen feed once a month in summer.|
|Soil:||A very well draining compost with added perlite.|
|Temperature:||18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Under and overwatering, leaf browning.|
The anthurium green mamba is a hybrid between the anthurum papillilaminum and magnificum. It’s known for its big veined, glossy heart shaped leaves.
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Bright indirect sunlight is ideal. Make sure it doesn’t get direct light, which can burn those beautiful leaves.
How Often to Water An Anthurium Green Mamba
Check twice a week in spring and summer, and once a week in autumn and winter. Water when the top 40% of soil is dry.
Feed it a high nitrogen feed once a month in summer to encourage leaf growth.
A very well draining compost with added perlite is essential to avoid root rot. For more on anthurium soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Anthurium Soil.
When To Repot
Spring is the best time to repot your anthurium green mamba. Check it’s roots and make sure that it has space to grow over the coming spring and summer months.
Anthurium Green Mamba Humidity
60-70% humidity is essential for a healthy plant, they really like it high. So put them in a humid place and keep an eye on them and mist them in the drier months.
Tip: Keep them humid, at least 70% 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 the best temperature range for growth during the daytime. At night or in the winter, don’t let the temperatures dip below 10°C (50°F).
How To Propagate Anthurium Green Mamba
Propagate this plant by division when it has some baby plants already established around it. Take it out of it’s soil and take as much soil off the roots as you can. Then gently remove the baby plants being careful not to damage the main plant. Try to take the small plant off as a complete plant with stems as well as roots.
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For more on anthuriums see our anthurium category with all our different care and propagation guides.
Anthurium Green Mamba Price
At the time of writing they are over 90 euros in the EU for a medium to small plant with two leaves, the medium and large ones go for a lot more. In the US they are much quite rare and sell for $50 for smaller plant al the way up to $150 for bigger plants.
Anthurium Green Mamba USDA Zone
They can live outside in zones 10-11.
Is It Toxic To Cats?
They are toxic to cats if eaten, call a vet if you think your pet has eaten any as they can cause numbness and vomiting.
Where To Buy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Papillilaminum x magnificum.
Anthurium Green Mamba Care FAQs and Common Problems
Any problems with an anthurium green mamba will show on the leaves. Common issues are leaf browning which is most likely due to over or under watering. But could also be due to pests. Make sure you check the soil regularly but only water it if the top layer is dry.
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