How to grow and care for Anthurium luxurians Indoors

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Anthurium luxurians

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Botanical name: Anthurium luxurians
Family: Araceae

Anthurium luxurians Description

Anthurium luxurians is a popular foliage species of Anthurium whose large bullet-shaped leaves are dark-green and have a crinkled leaf surface which reflects light.

When Anthurium luxurians is in the juvenile stage, the foliage is light green and as it matures, it turns dark green to almost black.

Anthurium luxurians may not be easy to grow under room conditions but with proper care it can last for many years.

Anthurium luxurians Size

The Anthurium luxurians grows to a height of 15-20 inches but the leaves are large and have a spread of about 20-23 inches.

Anthurium luxurians Flower

The inflorescences Anthurium luxurians are green spathes with a pale-green spandix though it is unlikely to flower under room conditions.

Anthurium luxurians Origin

Anthurium luxurians is native to the tropical regions of South America in Columbia where it is found growing along the streams.

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Anthurium luxurians Care Indoors

Anthurium luxurians grows best under bright, indirect light and consistently moist soil. It requires average warmth and humid conditions inorder to thrive.

The best soil for growing Anthurium luxurians should be free-draining and rich in organic matter. Continue reading for a detail account on the best growing conditions for Anthurium luxurians.

Anthurium luxurians Light Requirements

Anthurium luxurians grows best in bright, indirect light. A curtain-filtered sunny window is perfect. It can also grow under a grow light.

Protect your Anthurium luxurians from direct sunlight to avoid scorching of the leaves. Check out this guide on understanding light for houseplants.

How to water Anthurium luxurians

Water Anthurium luxurians liberally and keep the soil moist at all times during the growing season but reduce watering in the cold season to maintain the soil slightly moist. Read more on how to water houseplants.

Ensure that the pot has a drainage hole to prevent the soil from getting soggy as it can lead to root-rot and eventual death of your Anthurium luxurians.


Temperature for Anthurium luxurians

Anthurium luxurians requires an average warmth with a minimum of 160C to thrive.

Protect the plant from cold draughts to avoid sudden changes in temperature. Check out this guide on understanding temperature for houseplants.

Humidity for Anthurium luxurians

Anthurium luxurians requires high humidity inorder to thrive. Raise humidity for your Anthurium luxurians by setting the pot on a wet pebble tray or use a cool mist humidifier. Check out these techniques on how to raise humidity for houseplants.

Clean the leaves of your Anthurium luxurians by damp-wiping with a soft cloth to get rid of dust. Do not leave water drops on the leaves as it may cause fungal infestations. Read more on how to clean houseplants.

Anthurium luxurians Fertlizer (Feeding)

Feed Anthurium luxurians every 3-4 weeks during the growing period with a balanced, liquid fertilizer. Withhold feeding in the cold season as growth is minimal and feeding at this time can lead to fertilizer burn.

Regularly flush out accumulated salts in the soil for your Anthurium luxurians by running a stream of water through the soil until the water comes out through the drainage hole. Allow it to run for a few minutes and repeat the process several times. Read more on how to feed houseplants.

Anthurium luxurians Repotting

Repot Anthurium luxurians every 2 years at the beginning of the growing season. Use a pot one-size larger and free-draining soil that is rich in organic matter.

Ensure the pot has a drainage hole to avoid getting soggy soil as it can lead to root-rot.

Soil for Anthurium luxurians

The best soil for Anthurium luxurians should be rich in organic matter and free-draining to prevent it from getting soggy while providing the required nutrients.

Most potting mixes designed for aroids are ideal for Anthurium luxurians. Buy quality Aroids Potting Soil for your Anthurium luxurians from Etsy.

Anthurium luxurians Pruning

Pruning Anthurium luxurians is easy. Remove yellow and dead leaves to maintain the plant neat and tidy.

Cut the leaves at the base of the stem with a sharp sterlized knife or scissors to avoid unnecessary injuries which can lead to disease infestations.

Cut away any wayward leaves in your Anthurium luxurians to maintain the shape of your plant. Read more on how to prune houseplants.

Anthurium luxurians Propagation

Anthurium luxurians propagation can be done during the growing season from from splits by plant division. Below is an outline on Anthurium luxurians propagation by plant division.

How to propagate Anthurium luxurians by plant division

Water the Anthurium luxurians thoroughly at least 1 day before to make it easier to divide and also hasten establishment. A well hydrated plant suffers less shock and takes a shorter time to take root.

Take out the Anthurium luxurians from its pot and carefully divide it into sections by pulling apart the roots. Ensure each section has adequate roots to hasten establishment.

Select a 6 or 8 in. pot and ensure that the pot has a drainage hole to prevent the soil from getting soggy as it can lead to rotting.

Fill the pot with loose, free-draining potting mix and make a hole in the center of the pot. Ensure that the hole is slightly wider than the root base of the Anthurium luxurians section.

Place the Anthurium luxurians section in the previously made hole and lightly firm the soil around the base while taking care not to bury it too deep; maintain the section at the same soil level it was in the previous pot.

Water the soil thoroughly and place the set up in a well-lit, warm place until the new plant is well established after which you can begin routine care.

Anthurium luxurians

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Anthurium luxurians Problems Indoors

Anthurium luxurians problems indoors are caused by cultural faults. These problems include; brown leaf tips, yellow leaves, leaf spots, drooping leaves, pests and diseases among others. Read on for more on these problems, their remedies and solutions.

Anthurium luxurians brown leaf tips

Two reasons are responsible for brown leaf tips in your Anthurium luxurians. One reason for brown leaf tips in your Anthurium luxurians is that the air is too dry.

Set the pot on a wet pebble tray or use a cool mist humidifier to raise humidity for your Anthurium luxurians. Read more on how to raise humidity for houseplants.

The second reason for brown leaf tips in your Anthurium luxurians is soggy soil. Maintain the soil moist but not soggy by ensuring that the pot has a drainage hole and that the soil is free-draining (drains easily).

Anthurium luxurians yellow leaves

There are two causes of yellow leaves in your Anthurium luxurians. One cause of yellow leaves in your Anthurium luxurians is soggy soil.

Maintain the soil moist but not soggy by ensuring that the pot has a drainage hole and that the soil is free-draining.

The second cause of yellow leaves in your Anthurium luxurians is cold draughts (cold air). Protect your Anthurium luxurians from cold draughts or place it away from windy doors and windows.

Anthurium luxurians brown leaf spots

The brown leaf spots are sunburn marks caused by exposure of your Anthurium luxurians to direct sunlight. Move your Anthurium luxurians to a shaded place or use a curtain to filter the light.

Anthurium luxurians drooping leaves and stems

There are four causes of drooping leaves and stems in your Anthurium luxurians. One cause of drooping leaves in your Anthurium luxurians is low humidity.

Set the pot on a wet pebble tray or use a cool mist humidifier to raise humidity for your Anthurium luxurians. Read more on how to raise humidity for houseplants.

The second cause of drooping leaves and stems in your Anthurium luxurians is incorrect watering; either underwatering or overwatering.

Maintain the soil moist at all times during the growing season and never allow the soil ball to dry out completely. Read more on how to water houseplants.

The third cause of drooping leaves and stems in your Anthurium luxurians is too high temperature due to exposure to direct sunlight.

Protect your plant from direct sunlight by filtering the light with a sheer curtain.

The fourth cause of drooping leaves and stems in your Anthurium luxurians is pests and diseases infestation. Regularly inspect your plant and take timely control measures for these pests (see below).

Anthurium luxurians pests

The common pests in Anthurium luxurians are Spider Mites, Aphids and Fungus Gnats. Isolate the affected plant to prevent spread to other houseplants and treat it appropriately for the pests.

Anthurium luxurians diseases

Anthurium luxurians is prone to root-rot disease which is more prevalent in soggy soil.

Maintain the soil moist but not soggy by ensuring that the pot has a drainage hole and that the soil is free-draining.

Is Anthurium luxurians toxic?

Anthurium luxurians like other Anthuriums is toxic to both humans and pets.

Anthurium luxurians contains oxalate crystals which can cause digestive distress, breathing problems and skin irritation.

Always wear gloves when handling your Anthurium luxurians and wash your hands thereafter.

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