Anthurium Wendlingeri
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Anthurium Wendlingeri Care

We cover all you need to know about anthurium wendlingeri care and propagation…

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.
Humidity:60-80%.
Temperature:18°C-25°C (64-77°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Leaf crisping and browning due to low humidity. 

Introduction

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.

See also: Anthurium Crystallinum Black, Anthurium Forgetii Care, Anthurium Plowmanii, Anthurium Regale, Anthurium Scherzerianum..

Light Needs

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.

Fertilizer

Feed your anthurium wendlingeri once a month in the warmer spring and summer months. Use a balanced feed or one slightly higher in nitrogen.

Soil

Use as specialist anthurium mix or make your own with one third orchid bark, a third perlite, a third normal potting compost.

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.

Humidity

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.

Temperature

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.

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.

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!

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

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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