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Now, this aroid is one rare plant with broad leaves. Yet, one thing is for sure you will have a houseplant with an aesthetical yet sophisticated appearance with its deep green leaves.
Do not get confused with the Anthurium splendidum with a similar appearance. For they are different in one way or another, which makes them unique even to their kind. Today, we will help you care for your Anthurium houseplants to make sure they thrive happily.
Where Do Anthurium Luxurians Come From?
This gorgeous tropical plant can be found in the rainforest and grows along the streams in Columbia. It is an adorable plant with deep veins and short stems that look great as an indoor decorative plant. The textured surface reflects light compared to other Anthurium species, looking vibrant.
When the plant is in the juvenile stage, the foliage is light green and as it matures, it gives you this dark green to almost black foliage that gives you the best energy vibe in your white or neutral living space. The bullet-shaped leathery leaves have a rough texture with raised blades found between the veins looking like a cut diamond.
The foliage keeps changing color from very pale porcelain to deep green to dark black green and stands 15-inches tall with leaves spreading up to 23-inches long.
Anthurium Luxurians Care
You will find that taking care of the flamingo flower demands less light but needs a lot of humidity than most other plants in the Anthurium family.
Common Name: Flamingo flower
Plant Type: Epiphyte
Habitat: South America
Maximum Size: 15-inches tall
Watering Requirements: Moderate to high watering needs
Light Requirements: Indirect sunlight
Preferred Humidity: High humidity
Preferred Temperature: Protection from cold temperatures
Potting Medium: Well-draining potting soil
Propagation Method: Stem cutting
Vulnerability: Not cold hardy
Toxicity: Toxic to pets and humans
The Anthurium plant indoors provides tremendous plant energy to make your living space look fabulous.
Potting Soil Condition for Indoor Gardening
Like many species in the Araceae family, your flamingo flower needs moist, well-draining soil. This tropical aroid can be grown as an outdoor or indoor plant.
The best soil for indoor gardeners to use is an orchid mix made up of sand and peat moss, or you can add some perlite to your mix.
Alternatively, you can spread some moss over the soil surface. We recommend a mix of 20% potting soil, 30% perlite, and 50% bark.
Ideal Lighting for Anthurium Species
After choosing suitable soil, you need to find the right spot for these particular species to thrive. Thus, it needs ample light, or it might go through leaf loss. Bright, indirect sunlight will keep your plant flourishing.
Still, please do not keep your plant too far from the sun, about three feet or less from a window in your home enough. Alternatively, you can place your houseplant at a south-facing window with sheer curtains not to receive direct sunshine.
Watering Needs for Anthurium Plant
In terms of watering, we must agree it is quite a challenge. Your Anthurium luxurians need moderate watering. The best is to keep the potting mix moist but not soggy, as your plant can get root rot from sitting in water.
You can check the soil surface to prevent it from drying out entirely, and a watering schedule every nine days should provide humidity for it to survive. Still, this applies if your plant stands in moderate temperate and sunlight.
Temperature & Humidity
Your Anthurium luxurians come from tropical regions with temperatures between 65° to 75° F. Thus it helps to create the same temperatures for this exotic aroid and keep it protected from cold.
If you have your plants standing outside and temperatures get lower than 50°F (10°C), it is best to shift your plant indoors. Also, do not keep your plant close to an air conditioner or heater. Another important thing is that this is a humidity lover and needs moisture levels of 80%.
You can spray the leaves with a mister depending on the climate in your home. Or you can invest in a humidifier to help raise the moisture levels. Another option is using a pebble tray placed underneath the plant.
One more option is grouping your Anthurium luxurians with other tropical plants to conserve plant energy, keeping it looking great. But very important not to allow the root system to sit in the water. You do not want your plant to end up with root rot. Also, too much moisture can lead to leaf blight.
Fertilizer Needs for Anthurium Luxurians
You can feed your plants three times a year in the growing season to help those dark green leaves flourish. We recommend using a fertilizer designed for your plant diluted at a 1/4 strength.
Propagating Anthurium Luxurians
To achieve the best propagation for rare species like the Anthurium luxurians and Anthurium splendidum, it helps to take cuttings. Here is how you can do this:
- Remove your plant from the potting mix and inspect the roots to find a perfect cutting.
- You will find that some of the root sections divide into petioles or leaves. Use a sterilized sharp knife cleaned with rubbing alcohol to kill harmful bacteria and cut from these sections.
- We recommend taking cuttings from another healthy section if you cannot find a petiole.
- We recommend not separating your cutting using your hands or pulling it from the mother plant or your new cutting.
- Please try not to make deep cuts as bacteria can grow in them. A great way to prevent bacteria from forming in the blemishes is using some cinnamon powder which helps dry the scratch faster.
- Place your cuttings in a soilless medium using LECA or use a soil-based medium. You can also use perlite to keep the roots moist.
- We recommend placing your new plants in high humidity for the best results, such as a grow tent. Another option is using a clear plastic bag to cover your plant to retain moisture.
- There should be a new leaf forming with a root system in about four weeks.
- Once you notice new growth with several leaves, you can place each in individual containers.
As the Anthurium luxurians hybrid and other popular plants are not cold-hardy, you can grow them indoors. If you live in USDA zones 11 and above, you can keep your plant outdoors, but we still recommend bringing them inside when it gets cold.
Tulip Anthuriums Care
When you look at your Anthurium luxurian hybrid, it has a bumpy surface on the oval-shaped leaves. Next, you notice that the upper side is dark green, with the underside looking more like lime. Although they are a slow grower once they do, you will be rewarded with “out of this world” foliage that every plant enthusiast and the visitor would envy.
So roll on that “patience sleeves” and watch them grow. Finally, you see the leaves shifting color during their growth, starting pink or red and changing to brown or bronze-green.
The final color in mature plants is darkish green with a hint of blue. The width of your plant can reach 1.6 feet with a height of 2.1 feet. It has short stems with leaves stretching over them.
If you are lucky that your plant blooms, you notice inflorescence flowers on the creamy white spathe with a green spadix, and the veins are also green. When your Anthurium luxurians outgrow the current pot, you can transplant it into a bigger pot using the same soil type.
You can expect repotting after a year, making it benefit your plant’s growth. As it has steady growth and remains compact, you need not do heavy pruning. Instead, you can remove the discovered leaves to provide them with healthy leaves.
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