- Low-Maintenance Prehistoric Plant
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 3-5 feet
Growing a prehistoric plant is easy when it’s the Bird’s nest Anthurium. Anthurium superbum has tough leaves and gnarly roots that are epiphytic in their native habitat. Anthurium superbum can be grown exclusively as a houseplant or be used outdoors to decorate a patio or a deck for the summer months. The large leaves and open vase shape are an interesting contrast to other upright and vining plants.
Best Locations For Growing Anthurium Superbum
Superbum Anthurium is a plant full of impact and looks great as a specimen. Rooms with high humidity, such as a brightly lit bathroom or kitchen, are ideal. Providing humidity with a cool mist humidifier or a daily spritz of water will help this Anthurium thrive. All parts of Superbum Anthurium are toxic and should be kept away from children and pets.
Anthurium Superbum Sunlight Requirements
Direct light indoors or outside will burn the foliage and cause Superbum to drop its leaves. Indoors, the lighting needs to be indirect bright light or medium light. An east- or west-facing window is good for most months of the year. Anthurium Superbum enjoys growing outdoors during the summertime where it can experience high humidity and dappled to semi-shade, similar to its native climate.
Anthurium Superbum Care
Anthurium does not grow in the ground in its native habitat. It is an epiphytic plant that attaches to other trees or porous rocks. The potting soil needs to be very well draining, but also moisture retentive. A mix of indoor potting compost and fine orchid bark makes the best medium for planting Anthurium in a pot. Ensure your pot is heavy on the bottom to help keep Anthurium upright in the lightweight potting mix. Repotting will be needed as the roots start to grow out of the pot.
Watering Anthurium Superbum
Anthurium does not like to sit in standing water or overly wet potting soil. Let the top 2-3 inches of soil dry out between waterings. Watering once every week or two during the winter lets the plant rest and will help prevent the roots from rotting. Rainwater is the best for houseplants, but tap water can be conditioned for use. Let a watering can of tap water sit for 24 hours so the chlorine can dissipate.
Feeding Anthurium Superbum
Anthurium Superbum will thrive with a balanced fertilizer applied at half the recommended strength. A 10-10-10 ratio of N-P-K is suggested to maintain healthy foliage and sturdy roots. Apply fertilizer every 3-4 weeks during the growing months in spring and summer.
Superbum Anthurium Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: No|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Air Purifier: Moderate|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 3-5 feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Red|
|Foliage Description: Red or Green|
|Temperature: 65° - 70°F (18° - 21°C)|
|Humidity: 60 %|
|Common Name: Superbum Anthurium|
|Other Name(s): Bird's Nest Anthurium|
|Scientific Name: Anthurium superbum|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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