Our guide to anthurium waterburyanum care…
Anthurium Waterburyanum Summary
|Light needs:||Bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check twice a week and water if top 25% of soil is dry.|
|Fertilizer:||Feed once a month in summer using a high in nitrogen feed.|
|Soil:||A very well draining compost with perlite and orchid bark.|
|Temperature:||18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Lack of humidity issues.|
The anthurium waterburyanum is know for its stunning velvet green leaves, originally from Ecuador. We cover all you need to know.
Anthurium Waterburyanum Light Needs
Give your anthurium waterburyanum medium to bright indirect sunlight.
How Often To Water
Check the soil with your finger twice a week and water it only if the top 25% of soil is dry.
Feed your plant once a month in summer using a fertilizer that is high in nitrogen. These are better than a balanced feed for plants with big leaves.
Anthurium Waterburyanum Soil
Use a very well draining compost with added perlite and orchid bark. Anthuriums like to be watered, but also don’t like to sit in soggy soil.
For more on anthurium soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Anthurium Soil.
When To Repot
Check the plants roots twice a year and repot them if the roots are starting to get crowded.
Anthuriums really need good humidity levels to keep those leaves pristine, so a plant cabinet is ideal for them. Aim for 60-70% humidity.
Anthuriums like the warmer end of normal household temperatures. 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F) is ideal.
Anthurium Warocqueanum X Waterburyanum
There’s a really dark and velvety hybrid between the warocqueanum and waterburyanum on the market. It goes for a high prices at the moment, but it is an outstanding plant!
Where To Buy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
FAQs And Common Problems
Most common issues come from a lack of humidity, which can show on the leaves in browning or leaf drop. Get a humidity meter and treat the plant to some decent humidity levels!