Anthurium Scandens

Anthurium Scandens

Welcome to our guide to Anthurium Scandens care and propagation. They key is keep the plant humid and the soil moist…

Anthurium Scandens Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check weekly in winter, twice in the summer. Water if top 25% of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:A high nitrogen feed once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:A mix of orchid bark, perlite, and potting compost.
Temperature:18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Anthurium dolosum, anthurium leucocarpum.
Common issues:Pests.


Originally from Costa Rica, they grow naturally in South and Central America. The anthurium scandens is an epiphytic creeper.

See also: Anthurium Warocqueanum, Anthurium Superbum, Anthurium Luxurians Care, Anthurium Villenaorum.

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Light Needs

Give them medium to bright indirect sunlight, the more the better, but they will tolerate being little bit back from the window.

How Often To Water An Anthurium Scandens

They like to sit in soil that is a bit moist, but not soggy. Don’t let them dry out completely.

Tip: keep the moist but don’t let them get water logged. Check the soil weekly in the winter and twice in the summer, water them when top 25% of soil is dry.


Feed a high nitrogen feed once a month in spring and summer to encourage growth. They’ll be ok if you don’t feed them, they’ll just grow slower.


Plant them in a mix of orchid bark, perlite, and potting compost so that they have a chunky but sell draining mix. 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 Scandens

Check them in spring and repot them if they are outgrowing their current pot. This is a good time to propagate the plant.


They love a humid environment, aim for 60-80%. Mist them too if you cannot get it that high.

Anthurium Scandens Temperature

They’ll do best in the range 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Try to keep them above 10°C (50°F) at night.

How To Propagate Anthurium Scandens

It is a rhizomatous plant, so you need to take it out of its pot and divide it at the rhizome at the base. You’ll need a plant big enough with pups around the base that can be separated off. Take as much soil off the rotos and rhizome as you can and then take the smaller plants off by dividing the rhizome as carefully as you can. Then pot them up in different pots and you’re done.

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

Anthurium Scandens Flower

The anthurium scandens flowers with white or light lilac colored flowers that look like berries.

Anthurium Scandens USDA Zone

They can live outdoors in zones 11-12.

Is It Toxic To Cats?

There are toxic to cats if eaten, so seek vets advice immediately.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Other Names

Anthurium dolosum, anthurium leucocarpum.

FAQs And Common Problems

Check for pests on the leaves (underneath as well!) when you water.

Hope you found this guide useful, you might also like our other articles: Anthurium Warocqueanum, Anthurium Luxurians Care, Anthurium Villenaorum, Philodendron Pink Princess Care, Philodendron White Knight. Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight, Jessenia Pothos, Hoya Linearis, Philodendron Camposportoanum Care.

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