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Anthurium Watermaliense is known for its exquisite foliage that gives every home and office a tropical feel. Commonly known as Black Anthurium, this variety’s an evergreen perennial.
The name Black Anthurium comes from its stunning dark-colored blooms that have a heart shape.
Anthurium Watermaliense is grown best in hardiness zones 10-11. It is now mostly grown indoors as many people like to keep it in their homes and offices as an air purifier.
Anthurium Watermaliense Care
Anthurium Watermaliense is an epiphytic plant and is capable of growing without soil. It thrives best under partial shade and can survive in temperatures as low as 59°F (15°C). Anthurium Watermaliense requires watering moderately, so unless the top two inches of the soil are dry, do not water it again. This aroid thrives in temperatures ranging between 65°F to 86°F (18°C – 32°C) and high humidity between 50-80%. 70+ is preferred.
Anthurium Watermaliense requires soil that is loose and has a pH range of 6-6.5.
You can make the best soil mix for your Anthurium Watermaliense by mixing:
- One part peat
- One part perlite
- Two parts orchid mix
Or you could also add in equal parts of perlite, peat, and pine bark. Anthurium Watermaliense does not always need to be in the soil.
If you have a strong stem plant, you can grow your Anthurium Watermaliense with soil as it is an epiphyte.
Anthurium Watermaliense needs watering moderately; thus, you have to fret much about its watering schedule.
However, to make sure your Anthurium Watermaliense doesn’t get over-watered. Rewater your plant once the top one to two inches of the soil has dried up.
You should be able to tell if the soil is dried up two inches deep if you press the top of the soil firmly. If the soil has dried up two inches deep, you will feel no moisture on your hands.
Anthurium Watermaliense requires partial shade. The reason for it is an epiphytic plant and has always grown under the shadow of other plants.
Keeping it close to a north or west window is the best choice.
Anthurium Watermaliense thrives in temperatures ranging between 65°F to 86°F (18°C – 32°C). It grows best under warm temperatures.
So, keeping away from low temperatures as much as possible is ideal for your Anthurium Watermaliense.
Anthurium Watermaliense may not like the cold much, but it can still survive in temperatures as low as 59°F (15°C).
A combination of warm temperature and high humidity levels is the best way to make sure your Anthurium Watermaliense is healthy.
Anthurium Watermaliense is a tropical plant and needs to be kept in high humidity levels ranging from 50 to 80 percent.
You can increase the humidity levels by simply misting the leaves of your Anthurium Watermaliense.
Please do not use this method too often throughout the day as it can damage the leaves and attract pests.
The best way to increase the humidity levels would be to purchase a humidifier or place a tray filled with water and some stones under your Anthurium Watermaliense.
You do not need to fertilize your Anthurium Watermaliense too often. When fertilizing, do it is six inches away from the base and use a slow-releasing fertilizer.
Fertilize your Anthurium Watermaliense tri-annually. If you do not fertilize your Anthurium Watermaliense at all, then it will grow extremely slow.
Anthurium Watermaliense does not need repotting very often. You only need to repot Anthurium Watermaliense every two to three years.
When repotting, make sure:
- The pot where you’ll place the plant in is at least 3-4 inches larger than the old one.
- Sterilize the equipment before using it.
- Check the pot’s bottom to see if the roots come through the drainage holes. If no roots are coming out of the drainage hole, you do not need to repot your plant.
Anthurium Watermaliense does not especially need pruning. However, if you want your Anthurium Watermaliense to grow bushier, pruning is the right option.
Pruning is known to make Anthurium Watermaliense grow further, and this is why pruning your plant once a year is a recommendation.
You can prune your Anthurium Watermaliense when:
- There are dead leaves.
- There is some form of infection or infestation.
- You want to reduce your Anthurium Watermaliense’s size.
- You want more leaves to grow, and the old ones look dull.
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