Anthurium Regale-Very Rare (Big)
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This is the Anthurium regale but very rare. It has got extremely velvety, big, bright green leaves. The mature leaves can attain the height of 50-100 cm. This is supposed to have originated from Indonesia. The temperature range of 20 to 27 degree celsius is considered as optimum. Relative humidity of 60-70% and bright indirect sunlight is best for this plant.
Anthurium Regale Care
Anthurium regale grows best under partial shading conditions. They require bright but indirect sunlight about eight hours daily for proper growth and development.In case of insufficient sunlight, artificial lighting can be provided by artificial lighting using LED light.
This plant is frost and cold susceptible. So, make sure that area is frost free. This plant grows best at a temperature range of 13-27 degree celsius. During spring and hot summer temperature requirements are easily met. However during winter care should be taken to maintain the minimum temperature of 55 degree fahrenheit. If you are growing outdoors, you should transfer them indoors. Also, avoid placing the plant in a moist and shady place inside the house. Relative humidity of 70-80% is considered ideal. A Pebble tray filled with water or a humidifier can be used to maintain the required humidity. Regular misting of plants is also found effective for maintaining humidity.
Plants can thrive in the milder temperature very well but prolonged exposure of plants to this temperature may hinder the growth and development of plants. Do not leave the plant outside during hot summer and cold winter.
Moist soil with high organic matter content is considered best for this plant. Make sure that the soil is not too wet and too dry. Anthurium regale do not perform well in too sandy and too muddy soil. Vermiculite can be used as a potting mixture. The potting soil can also be mixed with charcoal, perlite, orchid bark and sphagnum moss. The soil with Ph 6- 7.5 is considered best. Well drained soil is must as it prevents root rot and other fungal diseases.
A good soil mix as a growing media can be prepared by using:1 part perlite, 2 parts orchid mix2, part peat moss, 5 parts miracle-gro moisture mix: it contains coconut coir.
The frequency of watering depends upon season and time of the year. During summer when dry conditions prevail frequent watering is required but the plant is less frequently watered during winter month of the year. It is because water tends to remain in soil for a longer duration of time. Watering should be done when the 80% moisture has been depleted. For watering tap water can be used but make sure that it must be free from toxic chemicals. Watering should be done with proper care and good drainage facilities should be ensured.
This plant requires less fertiliser. They are fertilised only twice a year. Spring and early fall are the best season to fertilise this plant. Slow release fertilisers are considered best as they provide nutrients for a long duration of time. Avoid the application of low quality fertiliser and excessive fertilising as excess fertiliser causes leaf burning.
Potting and Repotting
Potting is an important operation for growing Anthurium regale indoors. Generally sterile soil media with proper nutrient content can be used for potting. It prefers nutrient rich but well drained potting mix for proper growth and development. A handful of sand and a handful of peat moss can be mixed to get excellent soil media. A plant with a single leaf requires a pot of 5 inches in diameter. However, the larger plant may require a pot of 10 inches diameter.
Repotting is an important intercultural operation in floriculture. It refers to the transfer of a potted plant to another pot. Generally, when the roots are circling on the surface of soil, the plant must be repotted in the pot of appropriate size. Generally the pot with 20% more diameter than the previous pot is usually preferred. Root bound conditions will hinder the proper growth and development of plants. So, repotting should be done every two years in the spring. The repotting process can be carried out as:
- Select the pot of appropriate size.
- Prepare the new potting mixture.
- Fill the new pot with the potting mixture
- Remove the plant gently without damaging roots from the previous pot and trim the root properly.
- Then repot the plant in the new pot and water it immediately.
- Regular watering should be done
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