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.
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Anthurium Waterburyanum Light Needs
Give your anthurium waterburyanum medium to bright indirect sunlight. They do well under grow lights.
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. You want aim to keep them moist.
Tip: ty to keep the soil moist but not dry or sodden. So check the soil weekly or twice a week when hot and aim to keep the soil moist. Make sure any excess water can drain off and the plant is not say in saucer of water getting a soggy bottom!
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.
Tip: Keep them humid, aim for 70% 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.
Anthuriums like the warmer end of normal household temperatures. 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F) is ideal in the daytime. In the winter and a night try to keep them above 10°C (50°F).
How To Propagate Anthurium Waterburyanum
When you start to have smaller plants growing around the base of the plant. Once it has some smaller pups you can take the plant out of it’s pot and shake off as much soil as you can. Then separate the smaller plants out, being as careful as possible not to damage them. Then pot them up separately as individual plants.
For more on anthuriums see our anthurium category with all our different care and propagation guides.
Anthurium Waterburyanum USDA Zone
Is It Toxic To Cats?
It is toxic to cats if they eat the plant, as it can cause sickness, so seek vets advice immediately if your pet eats any.
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!
Buy: we recommend a digital thermometer hygrometer (amazon affiliate link) to measure humidity.
- More info on the Anthurium Wikipedia page.