Welcome to our concise guide to Anthurium Pendulifolium Care, we cover all you need to know…
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).|
|Where to buy:||Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.|
|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.
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, and pot them up in their own individual pots.
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.
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.