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 needs.
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 long blade-like leaves that drape down.
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. They do well under grow lights.
Check the soil once a week and water it if the top 50% of soil is dry. Tip out any water from the base of the pot or saucer afterwards to avoid water logging which can lead to root rot. Keep them moist but not dry or soaking.
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, they want air to the roots, 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. This way your roots will have space to grow when they need it in the warmer months.
Aim for 60% and over, they really do like to be humid and can get crispy leaves when not given enough. This is the number one care need for a plant like this, its the one that you can fail on easily if humidity drops.
Tip: Keep them humid, aim for 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 26°C (64-79°F) in the day is great for them, don’t let them get cold at night, a good minimum temperature is 10°C (50°F). They can be quite fussy and like a constant environment.
How to Propagate Anthurium Pallidiflorum
The best method is to take a stem cutting and root them in sphagnum moss. You basically want to behead the plant. Be careful when making the cut as the nodes can be really close together. Then let the cutting’s wound heal for a few hours, then you ca put it in a cup of moist sphagnum moss. Keep the cutting well lit, warm and humid and it should root well. In 2-3 months when it is rooted well you can move it to soil. Use an anthurium soil mix.
Anthurium Pallidiflorum USDA Zone
Zone 12. They are not an outdoor plant really unless you live somewhere really hot and humid.
Is It Toxic To Cats?
It is toxic to cats and dogs if ingested, so seek vets advice immediately if you think your pet has eaten any.
Anthurium Pallidiflorum Vs Vittarifolium
The Pallidiflorum has velvety texture to its leaves, the Vittarifolium does not.
Anthurium Pallidiflorum Flower
They have think stalks of flowers that drape downwards lie the leaves, they are not that remarkable to be honest.
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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