We cover all you need to know about anthurium wendlingeri care and propagation. Aim to keep them moist and humid and fairly warm and they should do well.
Anthurium Wendlingeri Care Summary
|Light needs:||Medium to bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Water when top half of soil is dry, check once a week in winter, twice in summer.|
|Fertilizer:||Feed a high nitrogen feed once a month in spring and summer.|
|Soil:||A specialist anthurium compost or a mix of orchid bark, perlite, and potting compost.|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.|
|Common issues:||Leaf crisping and browning due to low humidity.|
The anthurium wendlingeri is a stand out plant rare houseplant due to it’s long hanging elongated leaves and corkscrew curly spadix blooms that twist and drape downwards. It is really in demand at the moment and fetches high prices, well over 200 euros or US dollars. One of the best strap-leaved anthuriums in my opinion.
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.
Medium to bright indirect sunlight is best, but do not let it get direct sun. If you have a south facing window them move the plant to the side away from any direct sunlight which could very well burn the leaves.
How Often to Water An Anthurium Wendlingeri
Water the plant when the top half of soil is dry, checking it once a week in the winter and twice a week in summer.
Tip: Keep the soil moist but not soaking wet or dry. Water them thoroughly, but then let them almost dry out before watering again. If any water collects under the plant pot in the saucer or tray, make sure you tip it out as it can lead to water logging and root rot.
Feed your anthurium wendlingeri once a month in the warmer spring and summer months. Use a balanced feed or one slightly higher in nitrogen. I would use a very well diluted feed the first few times and gradually increase the dose as any fertilizer burn will show on those leaves.
Use as specialist anthurium mix or make your own with one third orchid bark, a third perlite, a third normal potting compost. You want a chunky and airy mix that will let the plant stay moist but not waterlogged. For more on anthurium soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Anthurium Soil.
When To Repot An Anthurium Wendlingeri
Check your plant in Spring to see if it needs more space. Repot it if needed. Be careful as repotting can really stress an anthurium if you break it’s roots.
These guys like to be humid! Even for an anthurium they like a high humidity, 60-80% is ideal.
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.
Aim for temperatures of 18°C-25°C (64-77°F), a bit below will be fine, but don’t let them get exposed to cold drafts for too long in winter.
Anthurium Wendlingeri Propagation
You need to wait until the plant grows big enough that it starts to spread and grow wider with pups developing at the base of the main plant. At this point you can take the plant out of it’s soil and separate the plants out, then pot them up separately as individual plants. Be as careful as you can to not damage the roots or the base of plants as you separate them out.
anthurium wendlingeri vs vittarifolium
They are both strap leaved anthuriums but the vittarifolium not have the corkscrew flower of the
anthurium wendlingeri price
These amazing plants are not cheap! At they moment they god for over $350 USD.
anthurium wendlingeri USDA Zone
Is It Toxic To Cats?
It is toxic to cats if eaten, and can cause sickness, so seek vets advice immediately if your pet consumes any. I would keep these up and out the way of cats.
Anthurium Wendlingeri X Scherzerianum
The anthurium wendlingeri x scherzerianum, is a hybrid between the two plants. It has leaf coloring of the scherzerianum with the really impressive spiraling ‘corkscrew’ flowers of the wendlingeri. It is rare and goes for very large sums of money!
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Anthurium Wendlingeri Care FAQs and Common Problems
Leaf crisping and browning is a common issue due to low humidity. Give the plant the highest humidity you can. This is definitely one that will benefit from a humidifier.
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