Anthurium Pendulifolium
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Anthurium Pendulifolium Care

Welcome to our guide to Anthurium Pendulifolium care, we cover all you need to know about plant care and propagation. The key is to keep it humid…

Anthurium Pendulifolium Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check weekly, water if top 40% of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:Feed once a month in summer, with a high nitrogen feed.
Soil:Very well draining soil with orchid bark and perlite.
Temperature:18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).
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Common issues:Root rot, lack of humidity. 


The anthurium pendulifolium is an epiphyte from Central America, known for it’s long and glossy oval blade-shaped leaves.

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Anthurium Pendulifolium Care Light Needs

Medium to bright indirect sunlight is idea. Make sure you get the top of the plant too as sometimes with pendant plants like this they get put up on shelves and only the hanging leaves get sun, which stunt growth at the top. They don’t want any direct sun though.

How Often to Water

They want to be kept moist but must not be waterlogged or dry out. It’s a good rule of thumb to check them once a week and water it if top 40% of soil is dry. You can check them twice a week in the summer.


Feed once a month in summer, with a high nitrogen feed. Make sure it is well diluted to start with so you do not get fertilizer burn.


A very well draining soil with orchid bark and perlite. They won’t do well in heavy peaty soil. For more on anthurium soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Anthurium Soil.

When To Repot An Anthurium Pendulifolium

Check it at easter to see if it needs repotting, then it will have room to grow over the hotter months.


60% or more is ideal, they will not do well in dry parts of your home.

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.


Aim for 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F) during the day and above 10°C (50°F) at night or in the winter.

How to Propagate Anthurium Pendulifolium

They can be propagated by dividing them at the base, so you need to wait until the plant is big enough that it can be divided up. You can then take the plant out of its pot and shake as much soil off as you can, and gently separate out the plants. At this stage they can get damaged so be as careful as possible. Then pot them up in their own individual pots. I would wait a few days before watering them as any damage to the plant can rot if you water them too soon.

Why Is My Anthurium Pendulifolium Turning Yellow?

They get yellow leaves for a number of problems: the most commons ones are over and underwatering, so make sure you check how often you are watering the plant and check the soil too. The soil should be kept moist but not let to dry out completely or over watered so that it is water logged.

Anthurium Pendulifolium USDA Zone

They can live outdoors all year round in zones 10-11.

Is It Toxic To Cats?

They are toxic to cats if eaten, and can cause numbness in the mouth as well as vomiting. Seek vets advice immediately if your cat has eaten any.

Anthurium Vittarifolium Vs Pallidiflorum

They look similar for a far, but the Vittarifolium is a duller green and the Pallidiflorum has more vibrant green leaves.

For more on anthuriums see our anthurium category with all our different care and propagation guides.

Where To Buy

Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.

Anthurium Pendulifolium Care Summary FAQs and Common Problems

Be careful of root rot or lack of humidity. They can both cause issues. Up the humidity and don’t let the plant sit in water logged soil.

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