Anthurium Radicans
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Anthurium Radicans Care

Our ultimate guide to Anthurium Radicans Care…

Anthurium Radicans Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight. No direct.
Watering needs:Check weekly, water if top 30% of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:Feed well-diluted high in nitrogen fertilizer once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:A mix of orchid bark, perlite as well as normal compost.
Temperature:20-30°C (68-86°F).
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Pests, overwatering.


The anthurium radicans is a small dragon-skin leaved anthurium which is relatively easy to grow, we run down all you need to know…

Anthurium Radicans Light Needs

Medium to bright indirect light is best, avoid direct sunlight though. A grow light is great for anthuriums to be honest as with some tweaking you can get the light exactly right.

How Often to Water

Check your anthurium radicans once a week and only water it when the top 30% of soil is dry. They like to be moist but not dry, but at the same time they do no like to be overwatered so checking them regularly is a good idea..


Feed the plant a well-diluted nitrogen fertilizer once a month in spring and summer.


You need a really well draining soil, I use a mix of orchid bark, perlite as well as 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

Repot in spring to refresh the soil and pot it up a size if needed. They do not grow very fast so you probably won’t need to pot it up a size each year.

Anthurium Radicans Humidity

60-70% or even more. They really like to be humid and giving them a high humidity will help to get the best out of them.


20-30°C (68-86°F) is ideal, they are warm loving plants these. All in all they are great plants to put in a plant cabinet, as they like high humidity and temperature, you can also control their light needs very accurately.

Anthurium Radicans Vs Luxurians

The anthurium radicans and luxurians are really similar plants both known for their bullate, blistered-looking leaves. The easiest way to tell them apart is the radicans has much more heart shaped leaves that have a more slender point at the bottom, and the luxurians leaves are more oval and wider. There is also a hybrid available commercially: the Anthurium Radicans x Luxurians, which is a great cross of these two beautiful plants.

How To Propagate Anthurium Radicans

Propagate an anthurium radicans by taking it out of it’s pot and splitting it at the base, then potting the plants up separately.

Where To Buy

Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.

Anthurium Radicans Care FAQs and Common Problems

Common issues are pests on the leaves, so keep and eye out and check both sides of the leaves each time you water your plant.

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