Welcome to our guide to the Anthurium Pallidiflorum, all you need to know to care and propagate this plant, including soil, water, light and humidity.
Anthurium Pallidiflorum Care Summary
|Light needs:||Medium to bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check the soil once a week and water if top 50% is dry.|
|Fertilizer:||A high in nitrogen feed, every 3 to 4 weeks in spring and summer.|
|Soil:||A chunky mix with orchid bark and perlite, see: Anthurium Soil.|
|Temperature:||18°C to 26°C (64-79°F).|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Yellow leaves from overwatering.|
The Anthurium Pallidiflorum is a strap leaved anthurium that grows in the wild in Ecuador. They are impressive looking thanks to those leaves.
Anthurium Pallidiflorum Light Needs
Medium to bright indirect sunlight is ideal. Do not give them any direct at all as it may well burn those leaves.
Check the soil once a week and water it if the top 50% of soil is dry. Tip out any water from the base pot afterwards to avoid water logging.
Use a feed that is high in nitrogen, every 3 to 4 weeks in the spring and summer. Make sure it is well diluted at first to avoid feed burn.
Anthurium Pallidiflorum Soil
A chunky mix with orchid bark and perlite is great, see our guide to buying or making your own anthurium soil here: Anthurium Soil.
Check the plant at Easter time to see if the roots are crowded and pot it up a size if it is.
Aim for 60% and over, they really do like to be humid and can get crispy leaves when not given enough.
18°C to 26°C (64-79°F) in the day is great for them, don’t let the mget cold at night, a good minimum temperature is 10°C (50°F).
How to Propagate Anthurium Pallidiflorum
The best method is to take stem cutting and root them in sphagnum moss. Be careful when making the cut as the nodes can be close together.
Anthurium Pallidiflorum Vs Wendlingeri
The easiest way to tell the difference between these two strap leaved anthuriums is that the Wendlingeri has corkscrew shaped blooms. For more on the Wendlingeri see our guide: Anthurium Wendlingeri Care.
Where To Buy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
FAQs and Common Problems
Yellow leaves from overwatering are common, and crisping leaves due to lack of humidity too. Make sure you are not tempted to over water it, and keep it with other plants and in a humid part of the home to keep the humidity high and constant.
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