Welcome to our guide to the Anthurium Magnificum care and propagation. The key to caring for your magnificum is moist soil, high humidity, and bright indirect sunlight.
Anthurium Magnificum Summary
|Light needs:||Medium to bright indirect light.|
|Watering needs:||Water when the top layer of soil (1 inch or 2 cm) is dry. Check it at twice a week.|
|Fertilizer:||Feed once a month in summer, with a well-diluted high in nitrogen fertilizer.|
|Soil:||A rich but well draining compost, with added sand and perlite.|
|Temperature:||18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.|
|Common issues:||Pest on the leaves.|
Warning, this plant will knock your socks off! It is stunning. The anthurium magnificum has huge velvety, almost leathery veined leaves that will dominate a space and demand attention. They need a little bit of special care, read on…
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.
Anthurium Magnificum Light Needs
Anthuriums like indirect light from medium to bright. Make sure they do not get direct sunlight as it can burn their leaves. I would advise keeping it off to the side of a south facing window where a lot of light comes in the window but the plant is not directly in the light.
How Often to Water
Water your anthurium magnificum when the top 25% or so of the soil (1 inch or 2 cm) is dry out. Check the soil twice a week. You want to soak the plant, but then after wards make sure all the water drains out (a well draining soil is also key). You don’t want to let water sit in the saucer under the pot and then waterlog the soil, so tip out any excess water about ten minutes after watering.
Tip: when it comes to watering keep them moist but not soaking wet, tip out excess water after watering so they don’t get a soggy bottom!
Feed your anthurium magnificum once a month in summer, use a feed higher in nitrogen. Dilute it with twice as much water as the instructions say so as not to burn the leaves. they will be ok if you don’t feed them, but it can really help with growth in the warmer months.
An anthurium magnificum should be potted in a rich but well draining compost, with added sand and perlite. A mix of orchid bark, perlite and normal soil is also a good, airy mix for them. 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 grow through the bottom of their current pot. Spring is best so they have the whole growing season to grow into their new pot. You want to give the roots space to grow.
60-70% humidity is great for an anthurium magnificum. This is much more than most standard household’s humidity levels, so you will need to mist your anthuriums daily, especially in the hotter months. Ideally a humidifier is better than misting if you have one. Or you can keep them in plant cabinet, where it is much easier to control and maintain a higher level.
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 an ideal temperature range. Which means they’ll do well in most normal households. Do not let them get below 12°C (54°F). Avoid cold drafts in the winter too.
Anthurium Magnificum Propagation
The easiest way to propagate your anthurium magnificum is to divide it at the base, and separate out different plants, follow these steps:
- Take the plant out of it’s pot and get as much of the soil off the roots as possible. Be careful not to damage the plants.
- Separate the plants out from each other as best you can, making sure that you get a root system with each plant.
- You can then leave the cuttings aside for half a day or so, this way any wounds or damage can heal over.
- Plant each plant up in it’s own container and give them some water, and then you’re done.
Some people use sphagnum moss for the cuttings, which is a really good for young plants, but if you are doing this you want to remove as much of the soil as you can. All of it if possible. I would dunk the roots in water and brush off all the soil you can, and then repeat the process until there is not soil down.
Anthurium Magnificum Verde
The magnificum verde is slightly different from the classic version, it has lusher green leaves which are slightly larger. There are quite a lot of hybrids coming the market for anthuriums, as collectors love to flower the plants and make their own hybrids combining characteristics of two of their favorite anthuriums.
Anthurium Magnificum Silver
The magnificum silver is very similar to the classic magnificum, but it has silver-colored veins.
Is It Toxic To Cats?
It is toxic to cats if eaten, so seek vets advice if your pet consumes any.
Anthurium Magnificum USDA Zone
Why Is My Anthurium Magnificum Not Flowering
Anthuriums flower when their care needs are well met. Anthuriums want to have moist soil but not soaking and high humidity, they should be well lit and have warm temperatures to flower.
Where To Buy
Anthurium Magnificum FAQs and Common Problems
Their big leaves can be susceptible to plant pests so keep an eye out for these, for more info see our Houseplant Pests and Problems category.
Anthurium Magnificum Size
They can grow to 1.5 meters tall (5 feet) if given the right care conditions.
Anthurium Magnificum Vs Clarinervium
They are similar in many respects, but the magnificum has much larger leaves, almost twice the size. The veins on the magnificum are greener, while on the clarinervium they are whiter, or lighter green.
Anthurium Magnificum Vs Crystallinum
The crystallinum is much smaller (up to 50cm or 19 inch wide leaves) compared to the magnificum that can reach almost a meter (39 inches).
Anthurium Magnificum Yellow Leaves
Yellow leaves is normal a sign of overwatering and root rot. It can also be due to underwatering, so makes sure you are checking the soil each week and only watering the plant if it needs it.
Is It A Slow Grower?
They are relatively fast growers as far as anthuriums grow.
Buy At Amazon (affiliate links):
- Humidity meter (a cheap way to monitor humidity and temperature levels)
- Humidifier (to maintain humidity levels)
- Compost / potting mix (Miracle Grow)
- Perlite (to add drainage to soil mixes)
- Moss pole
- Plant Pots
- How Not to Kill Your Houseplant (book)
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