Anthurium Scherzerianum
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Anthurium Scherzerianum

Welcome to our guide to Anthurium Scherzerianum care and propagation, all you need to know to get the best out of this plant, including soil, water, light and humidity needs.

Anthurium Scherzerianum Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check soil each week and let them almost dry out before watering again.
Fertilizer:A high phosphorous fertilizer every 3 or 4 weeks in spring and summer.
Soil: Mix of orchid bark, perlite and normal compost (Anthurium Soil).
Humidity:50%.
Temperature:18°C-25°C (64-77°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Flamingo flowers.
Common issues:Root rot from overwatering.

Introduction

The Anthurium Scherzerianum is known for it’s bright red flowers, it’s a ‘flamingo flower’ anthurium, known for its curly spadix that differentiates it from the normal red anthurium, the Anthurium Andraeanum. They grow in the wild in Costa Rica.

See also: Anthurium Soil, Anthurium Balaoanum Care, Anthurium Metallicum Care, Anthurium Splendidum Care, Anthurium Villenaorum, Anthurium Crystallinum Black, Anthurium Forgetii Care, Anthurium Plowmanii, Anthurium Regale, Anthurium Wendlingeri Care.

Anthurium Scherzerianum Light Needs

Medium to bright indirect sunlight is ideal. The bright the better to encourage flowering.

How Often To Water

Check the soil each week and let them almost dry out before watering again.

Tip: water them thoroughly, but then let them almost dry out before watering again. They can get yellow leaves and root rot from sitting in wet soil for too long.

Fertilizer

Use a high phosphorous fertilizer during the spring and summer to help the plant flower. Feed them every 3 or 4 weeks in the warmer months.

Anthurium Scherzerianum Soil

Use mix of orchid bark, perlite and normal compost. For more on anthurium soil see our guide here: Anthurium Soil.

When to Repot

Check them in Spring and pot them up a size if the roots are starting to get crowded. You want them to have space to grow as it gets warmer.

Humidity

50% or more is ideal. They can get crispy or brown leaves if the air dries out.

Temperature

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

How to Propagate Anthurium Scherzerianum

The best way to propagate them is by separation at the base as they tend to spread out and widen to the size of the pot. So wait until they grow large enough and have spread out, and then take them out of the pot, divide the plants up and pot them up separately.

Why Anthurium Scherzerianum Not Flowering?

They need plenty of light to flower, give them as much indirect sunlight as you can. The brighter the better.

Is Anthurium Scherzerianum Poisonous?

They are toxic to cats and dogs if eaten, so avoid it, and if your pet does eat it, then contact a vet.

How Big Do They Grow?

They a re fairly compact in the growth an reach maturity in about 2 to 4 years, and will be any where between 10 and 50cm height (4 to to inches) and the same width (10-50 cms).

Other Names

Pigtail plant. The are sometimes called ‘flamingo flowers’ although the more popular Anthurium Andraeanum also goes by that name.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

The biggest issue with them is root rot from overwatering, make sure you let them almost dry out before watering them again, especially when the temperatures drop at the end of summer and they need less water.

Other Articles You Might Like

There you have it, here ends our guide to this beautiful plant. You might also like our other articles:

Anthurium Soil, Anthurium Balaoanum Care, Anthurium Metallicum Care, Anthurium Splendidum Care, Anthurium Villenaorum.

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