Anthurium Splendidum
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Anthurium Splendidum Care

We run down everything to you need to know about the Anthurium Splendidum. The key to Anthurium Splendidum Care is very high humidity, some moving air and a constant temperature that does not get too high, a plant cabinet is a good idea for these plants…

Anthurium Splendidum Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check weekly, water if top 40% of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:A well-diluted fertilizer with a high nitrogen content once a month in summer.
Soil:A mixture of orchid mix and compost 
Humidity:80%.
Temperature:18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Mold, bacteria and other pests on the leaves.

Introduction

The anthurium splendidum has to be seen to be believed, with it’s amazing pebble-leaf texture. It originates from Central America and is a really great looking rare house plant.

See also: Anthurium Gracile, Anthurium Hookeri.

Tip: A plant cabinet is ideal, as you need to control a lot of the conditions. They can be tough to look after, as they require high humidity (80% or more!) and steady temperatures, under 25°C (77°F) ideally. They can suffer quickly if these needs are not met. And 80% humidity or more! They need a little bit of air to circulate because of the high humidity, to avoid rot.

Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight is best to encourage growth of those leaves. A grow light is great too to keep a constant environment.

How Often to Water

You should water your anthurium splendidum when the top 40% of soil is dry. Check it twice a week.

Anthurium Splendidum Care Fertilizer

Feed once a month in summer, with a well-diluted fertilizer with a high nitrogen content.

Soil

An anthurium splendidum needs a very well draining compost, a mixture of orchid mix with your compost is great. For more on anthurium soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Anthurium Soil.

When To Repot

Check your plant in Spring and repot them up a size or two if they need it.

Anthurium Splendidum Care Humidity

The ideal humidity is 80%, I know it’s high! But they really like humidity, and can quickly suffer if not given enough. Make sure there is some moving air too to avoid rot or mold.

Temperature

18°C to 25°C (64-77°F) is best, they do not like to get too hot and can start to go down quickly over 25°C (77°F) so they don’t need special requirements in most homes other than to not let them get too cold in winter.

How To Propagate Anthurium Splendidum

The way to propagate your splendidum is to divide it at the base. When it gets big enough that it has a second plant at the base you can split it off at the roots. You will need to make it out of its pot and be careful not to damage it too much. Then you can plant the plants up individually.

Is It Toxic To Cats?

They are toxic if eaten, seek vets advice immediately.

Anthurium Splendidum Price

At time of writing (August 2022) they are between 100-130 Euros in Europe.

Anthurium Splendidum Mature

They can take two years to reach maturity, and can be a meter tall (3 feet)

Where To Buy

Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.

Anthurium Splendidum Care FAQs and Common Problems

Keep an eye out for mold and bacteria as well as other pests on the leaves. Check them at watering time each week. Another common issue is that you can get crispy or brown leaves from lack of humidity, in this case mist the plants regularly.

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