All you need to know about anthurium pedatoradiatum care and propagation, the key to caring for it is to keep the soil moist and humidity relatively high.
Anthurium Pedatoradiatum Care Summary
|Light needs:||Medium indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Water when top half of soil is dry, check once a week.|
|Fertilizer:||A balanced plant feed once a month in spring and summer.|
|Soil:||A mix of orchid bark, perlite and normal compost.|
|Temperature:||18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.|
|Common issues:||Yellowing leaves, over and underwatering.|
The anthurium pedatoradiatum aka the anthurium fingers is from Central America and is known for it’s crown-like circular leaves. It’s not super rare but it looks great, especially as it matures.
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Anthurium Pedatoradiatum Light Needs
Medium indirect sunlight is best, this plant will be fine back from the window a bit.
How Often to Water
Water your anthurium fingers when the top half of the soil is dry, check it once a week. This is where anthuriums are a bit fussy, you don’t want them to be waterlogged and you don’t want them to dry out. Aim to keep them moist.
Tip: aim to keep the soil moist but not soaking well or dry. So check the soil each week (twice a week in hot weather) and water them if the soil is starting to dry out. Tip out any excess water after, don’t let he plant sit in it.
A balanced feed once a month in the growing season is ideal they’ll be ok without feeding but can grow fuller and faster if you do.
Anthurium Pedatoradiatum Soil
Good drainage is essential, I use a mix of orchid bark and perlite with normal compost. For more on anthurium soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Anthurium Soil.
When To Repot
Check them in Spring to see if they need repotting before the growing season starts, this way the plant will have room to grow if needed.
50-60% is ideal humidity, which should be achievable in most homes. You can always get a humidity meter to check the levels. They are really cheap, everyone should have one!
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 ideal. Do not expose them to cold drafts. Aim to keep them above a minimum temperature of 12°C (54°F).
How To Propagate Anthurium Pedatoradiatum
You anthurium fingers can be propagated by division. Wait until the plant is a good size and has filled out it’s current pot with some extra plants growing around the base of the main plant. You want to takt the whole plant out of it’s soil and shake as much dirt off the roots as you can, then prize off the pups as carefully as you can, so as not to damage the roots. Then pot them up separately.
Is It Toxic To Cats?
Yes they are toxic, seek vets advice immediately if you cat eats any of your plant.
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Anthurium Macrolobium Vs Pedatoradiatum
They are similar plants but the macrolobium has much more leaf, with wider fingers, the pedatoradiatum has much more slender and well defined fingers.
Anthurium Pedatoradiatum Juvenile
The anthurium pedatoradiatum juvenile is different from the mature form of the plant. The mature plant has that characteristic circular leaf form, but the juvenile does not. The juvenile has a leaf shape like a dinosaur foot print and is often sold a lot cheaper as it does not have the beautiful mature form yet.
Anthurium Pedatoradiatum Hybrid
There are a few hybrids of the Pedatoradiatum sold that are more chunky in leaf width and size, but still have that characteristic crown shape.
Where To Buy
Anthurium Pedatoradiatum Care FAQs and Common Problems
Yellow leaves are a common issue, which can be due to over and underwatering. You want to put your anthurium pedatoradiatum in very well draining soil and only water it when the top half is dry, this will stop it from being over and underwatered.
- More info on the Wikipedia page.
- More info on the Kew Gardens plant page.
- More info on the RHS plant page.
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