The ultimate guide to the magnificent Anthurium Magnificum…
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.|
|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…
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.
How Often to Water
Water your anthurium magnificum when the top layer of soil (1 inch or 2 cm) has started to dry out. Check it at twice a week.
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.
An anthurium magnificum should be potted in a rich but well draining compost, with added sand and perlite.
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.
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)
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 soil 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.
- Plant each plant up in it’s own container and give them some water, and then you’re done!
Anthurium Magnificum Verde
The magnificum verde is slightly different from the classic version, it has lusher green leaves which are slightly larger.
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.
Where To Buy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
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 (upto 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.
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