The key to Anthurium Luxurians Care is to up the humidity above normal household levels…
Anthurium Luxurians Care Summary
|Light needs:||Bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check weekly, water if top 40% of soil is dry.|
|Fertilizer:||A well-diluted nitrogen fertilizer once a month in summer.|
|Soil:||A well draining potting compost.|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.|
|Common issues:||Crispy leaves due to low humidity.|
The anthurium luxurians is an impressive small leaved plant with coriaceous, blister-patterned, bullate leaves. In the wild they are native to Colombia and Ecuador, and they make great houseplants the world over.. We run down all you need to know…
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.
Bright indirect light is best to encourage growth of those leaves. No direct sun, especially at midday. So put them by a bright window, but to the side.
How Often to Water
Water when the top 40% of soil is dry, and check them each week. If it gets hot in summer then check them twice a week.
Anthurium Luxurians Fertilizer
Feed your luxurians a well-diluted nitrogen fertilizer once a month in summer.
Well draining potting compost is ideal.
For more on anthurium soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Anthurium Soil.
When To Repot
Once they outgrow their current pot you can pot them up a size in spring. The roots do not grow really fast so it is not something that you will need to do every year, but you should check them to make sure they will have room to grow in the warmer months.
70% or more – anthuriums like this really like humidifiers and high humidity. For anthurium luxurians humidity is important so get a humidity meter and do you your best to keep it high.
Tip: the key is high humidity, this plant is one for a plant cabinet or humidifier. Or you can even use a glass cloche dome for a singular plant.
Anthurium Luxurians Temperature
20-30°C (68-86°F) would be ideal, which is quite warm for most homes.
How To Propagate Anthurium Luxurians
Propagating anthurium luxurians is easiest by root division. Just try to only damage the plant as little as possible when you separate the root balls. Wait for a couple of hours so any wounds heal over. Then plant the pups up separately in their own 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 Radicans Vs Luxurians Difference
The anthurium radicans and luxurians are really similar plants both known for their bullate, blistered-looking leaves. The easiest way to tell them apart is the radicans has much more heart shaped leaves that have a more slender point at the bottom, and the luxurians leaves are more oval and wider.
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Anthurium Luxurians Care FAQs and Common Problems
Crispy leaves due to low humidity is a common issue, this plant is definitely one that like a humidifier. Also be careful of bacteria and pests on the leaves due to the high humidity, check the leaves regularly.