Welcome to our guide to anthurium villenaorum care and propagation. Your Anthurium Villenaorum needs a lot of humidity and a very well draining potting medium to thrive in your home…
Anthurium Villenaorum Summary
|Light needs:||Medium to bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Water when top 25% of soil is dry, check it twice a week.|
|Fertilizer:||Once a month in summer using high nitrogen feed.|
|Soil:||Very well draining compost with added perlite.|
|Temperature:||18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.|
|Common issues:||Lack of humidity.|
Originally from Peru, the anthurium villenaorum is a small rare houseplant with it’s teardrop shaped leaves, with prominently-veined leaves, almost philodendron gloriousum-like. The veins are one of my favorite things about this plant. The good news is that is it relatively easy to care for, they make a great houseplant.
Tip: we recommend Etsy for buying plants. Look for the best rated seller you can, and try to buy as close to your home as possible so the plant does not travel too far.
Anthurium Villenaorum Light Needs
Medium to bright indirect sunlight is a good range, they can do well far back from the window in bright room, or very close to it. No direct sun though.
How Often to Water
Water them once the top 25% of soil has dried out. Check them twice a week, you’ll find you will water them a lot more in the summer months. Always check the soil first to avoid root rot and yellowing.
Tip: they can drink a lot of water when growing so check the soil twice a week in summer, but only water it if the top layer has dried out.
Anthurium Villenaorum Fertilizer
Feed them once a month in the summer months using a feed which is higher in nitrogen, as this is better at promoting leaf growth than a balanced fertilizer.
A very well draining compost is essential, add plenty of perlite to make sure.
Root rot can be a big issue, just make sure your plant is in really well draining medium, if you’re using standard potting compost you should consider adding 20% perlite for your anthurium villenaorum. It’s especially important when the temperatures drop, like at the end of summer when the plant requires less water and so it is easy to overwater at that time.
For more on anthurium soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Anthurium Soil.
When To Repot
Spring is the best time to repot, but you can do it year round. You only need to do it when the roots grow through the bottom of the pot.
Anthurium Villenaorum Humidity
Anthuriums need high humidity to thrive, 60-70% is ideal.
18°C to 25°C (64-77°F) will be best for an anthurium villenaorum.
How To Propagate Anthurium Villenaorum
The easiest way to propagate your anthurium villenaorum is to divide it at the base when it has a pup or two. Take the plant out of it’s pot and get as much of the soil off the roots as possible. Be careful s you do not cause any unnecessary damage. Separate the plants out, making sure that you get a root system with each plant. Plant each plant up in it’s own pot, and the original one back in the original pot.
Is It Toxic To Cats?
It is toxic to cats if eaten, so seek vets advice if you think your pet has eaten any.
Where To Buy
FAQs and Common Problems
Lack of humidity is a big issue in most households with anthuriums, and cause problems in the leaves. Make sure you maintain high humidity.
They can also get bacterial blight on their leaves, especially as they are kept humid, so check for bacterial spots each time you water..
Also be really careful about root rot. If anthuriums are allowed to sit in wet soil for too long they will very easily get root rot, so be mega careful!
Anthurium Villenaorum Origin
This anthurium is originally from Peru and Ecuador, where it grows in and on trees.