Anthurium Regale
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Anthurium Regale

Welcome to our guide on how to care for and propagate the Anthurium Regale…

Anthurium Regale Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check soil weekly in colder months and twice weekly in warmer. Water if top 25% is dry. 
Fertilizer:A balanced feed once a month in the summer.
Soil: Well draining mix with perlite .
Humidity:70%.
Temperature:18°C-25°C (64-77°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Fungus issues and overwatering.

Introduction

Welcome to our guide to the anthurium regale, a beautiful, big-leaved anthurium. They are known for their large size and amazing veins. They are a little bit fussy, so make sure you keep them humid and use filtered tap water to avoid the common issues of leaf browning, and your plant should thrive. 

See also: Anthurium Soil, Anthurium Superbum, Anthurium Care, Anthurium Crystallinum And Anthurium Clarinervium Care, Anthurium Veitchii Care, Anthurium Crystallinum Black, Anthurium Forgetii Care, Anthurium Plowmanii, Anthurium Scherzerianum, Anthurium Wendlingeri Care.

Anthurium Regale Light Needs

Medium to bright indirect sunlight is ideal. No direct sun, it will burn the leaves.

How Often to Water

Check the soil every week in the colder months and twice or three-times weekly in the warmer ones, and water the plant if the top 25% of soil is dry. Tip out any excess water from the saucer after watering. They want to be moist but not soaking wet.

Use filtered tap water, I use a brita filter jug. They can be really sensitive to tap water, especially if you live in an area of hard water.

Fertiliser

You can use a balanced feed once a month in the summer, dilute it twice as much as the instruction on the packet. 

Soil

You want a well draining mix to avoid root rot, with plenty of perlite in it. See our anthurium soil guide for more info.

When To Repot

Check the roots in Spring to make sure they have space to grow over the forthcoming year, repot it up a size if they are starting to get crowded. 

Humidity

70% or more is ideal, these plants are one for a plant cabinet if you have one! They love humidity and the leaves can suffer if not given enough. The air need to be moving though as high humidity can sometimes lead to fungal issues if the air is still and enclosed.

Tip: Keep them humid, aim for 70% 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.

Temperature

18°C-25°C (64-77°F) is the ideal range to aim for in the day time. They are ok to drop off by ten degrees or so at night. 

They are quite sensitive in general, keeping them in cabinet with a plant light can really help to keep temperature, humidity and light constant and optimal.

How To Propagate Anthurium Regale

An anthurium regale should be propagated by splitting off smaller plants that form at the base. So you need to be patient and wait for the pups to form, and then grow to a decent size. You want to also make sure the plants are healthy to begin with or the chance of the propagations working diminishes. You’ll need to remove the plant from it’s pot and prize the smaller plants off carefully. You can then pot the plants up separately, with the original plant back in the same pot and the pups in new pots.

Anthurium Regale Vs Magnificum

The regale has large heartshaped leaves like the magnifum, but the regale has much more veining to its leaves. And the regale has a much larger, round sinus.

Anthurium Regale Vs Crystallinum

The regale has much bigger leaves and it much more heart-shaped, with big bold veins coming from the center of the leaf, but the crystallinum is more oval shaped and smaller with veining often running parallel to the leaf borders.

Anthurium Regale Vs Clarinervium

The regale has much bigger leaves than the clarinervium, and the regale has a larger, rounded sinus. 

How To Acclimate Anthurium Regale

Often plants come imported from places which are much more humid, so it’s a good idea to put the plant in a bag to keep it humid for a week or so. Allow air to get in and out, by keeping the bag partially open. If the medium is dry, give them a good watering as they can dehydrate in transit (use filtered tap water). This allows them to recover from the trip and to start healing any damages that have occurred on the trip. You can remove the bag once the plant shows signs it is healthy.

Are They Toxic To Cats?

They can be toxic to cats or dogs if eaten, and can cause vomiting and other oral irritations, so seek vets advice if you think your pet has eaten any.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

They can get fungus issues due to high humidity, so you want a fan or moving air to reduce this. They are also susceptible to the standard root rot and over watering issues like root rot, so make sure you do not over water it. 

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