Anthurium Superbum
Anthurium,  Plant Care,  Propagation

Anthurium Superbum

Welcome to our guide to the Anthurium Superbum all to you need to know about care and propagation…

Anthurium Superbum Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Keep them moist but not wet.
Fertilizer:Well diluted balanced feed every 3 or 4 weeks in spring and summer.
Soil:Well draining / rich (Anthurium Soil).
Temperature:16°C to 30°C (61-86°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Birdsnest Anthurium.
Common issues:Pests, lack of humidity.


The Anthurium Superbum grows in the wild in Ecuador and is know for it’s long bullate leaves.

See also: Anthurium Plowmanii, Anthurium Soil, Anthurium Regale.

Anthurium Superbum Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight is best. No direct though as it can burn the leaves.

How Often To Water

They like to stay moist but must not be too wet. Check the soil twice a week in summer, and once a week the rest of the year, water it if the top 25% of soil has dried out.

Anthurium Superbum Fertilizer

Feed them every 3 or 4 weeks in the spring and summer with a well diluted balanced feed.


Use a well draining, rich compost. For more on anthurium soil, see our guide: Anthurium Soil.

When to Repot

They grow slowly, they will probably need repotting every 2 or 3 years. I check all my plants once a year to see if they need more space. The best time to do this is in Spring.

Anthurium Superbum Humidity

Aim for 70%, this is a humidity loving plant.

Tip: Keep them humid, at least 60% 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.


A good daytime temperature is 18°C-25°C (64-77°F), with 10°C (50°F) as a minimum at night.

How to Propagate Anthurium Superbum

The best way to propagate Anthurium Superbum is by division at the base. Remove the plant from its pot, and carefully divide off a pup, then pot it up separately.

Is It Toxic To Cats?

Yes they are toxic to cats, seek vets advice if your pet has eaten any. They contain insoluble calcium oxalates which can cause numbness and vomiting if eaten.

Is Anthurium Superbum Rare?

At the time of writing they are really rare, and only available from very few sellers.

Does Anthurium Superbum Flower?

They flower with a spadix and spathe, which look a little bit like peace lily flowers.

Anthurium Superbum Size

They can grow to over a meter and a half tall (5 feet) when mature and a meter wide (3 feet).

Other Names

Birdsnest Anthurium.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

They get leaf crisping and lack of humidity issues, and can be susceptible to pests, so check both sides of the leaves each time you water the plant.

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 Plowmanii, Anthurium Soil, Anthurium Regale.

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