Originating from South America this beauty is one of the most attractive Birds Nest Anthuriums getting around! It produces very large paddle-shaped leaves with a prominent midrib. The leaves are matte-subvelvety in texture which basically means they look satin in the right light. Velvety and matte-subvelvety leaves are the result of special cells in the outer layer of the leaves which allow them to absorb diffuse light better and shed water more efficiently than plants with glossy leaves. They are a common adaptation among tropical understory plants, particularly in the genus Araceae of which Anthuriums, Philodendons, Alocasia and many others are a part.
Wait until the top few centimetres of potting media has dried out before watering heavily. Water less in the cooler months to replicate the tropical dry season. When actively growing these plants will require regular watering to keep them moist however they should be potted in a very light, coarse media to ensure adequate drainage and prevent them becoming waterlogged.
Lots of bright indirect light and a humid position is great for these beauties but they are also very happy in a lower light environment like a bathroom (provided it gets some natural light). They are pretty tolerant of cooler temperatures and can be grown outdoors in most Sydney suburbs that don't experience regular winter frosts.
Pot size 140mm
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