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Anthurium Magnificum: What You Need to Know

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If you’re looking for a brightly colored plant with velvety green leaves and beautiful flowers to add to your home, you may want to consider the Anthurium Magnificum. This tropical plant is known for its showy flowers, which come in various shapes and colors. If you’re interested in growing an Anthurium Magnificum, there are a few things you’ll need to know.

Anthurium Magnificum Plant Overview

The Anthurium Magnificum is a tropical plant classified as an aroid. It is a member of the Araceae family, including the popular houseplant, the Peace Lily. These terrestrial plants love filtered sunlight, and with the proper care, your green-leafed magnificum will grow beautiful foliage.

The Anthurium Magnificum is a Columbian native plant, commonly found in Central and South America, where it grows in warm, tropical climates.

The Anthurium Magnificum is also known by a few common names, including the Flamingo Lily, Tail Flower, and Laceleafs. 

The Anthurium Magnificum comes in various shapes and colors, which can be quite striking against the plant’s green leaves. Some of the most common varieties include:

  • Red Anthurium: This is the most common type of Anthurium and features bright red flowers.
  • Pink Anthurium: This variety has pink flowers with darker pink margins.
  • White Anthurium: This type has white flowers that are often tinged with green or purple.
  • Green Anthurium: This is a less common variety and has dark green leaves and light green flowers.
Botanical NameAnthurium Magnificum
FamilyAraceae
GenusAnthurium
OriginCentral and South America
SunlightBrightly lit area
WateringRegularly
SoilWell-draining soil mix
Temperature65°F to 80°F
PropagationRoot division, stem cuttings, or by rooting a leaf in water.
Re-PottingEvery 2 to 3 years
Pests and DiseasesSusceptible to pests and diseases
ToxicityToxic to human and pets

Anthurium Magnificum Features

The Anthurium magnificum plant is a perennial, meaning it can live for more than two years. It typically reaches a height of between 2 and 3 feet, but sometimes as much as 5 feet! The plant’s spread is typically around 2 feet.

The leaves of the Anthurium magnificum are dark green and heart-shaped. The flowers grow on a long stem directly out of the center of the plant, which can be quite large – up to 4 inches in diameter. The flowers come in various shapes and colors and can be quite striking against the plant’s green leaves.

Anthurium Magnificum Care Guide

Tropical plants like Anthurium Magnificum prefer warm temperatures and high humidity to thrive. Therefore, it should be kept in a brightly lit area without exposure to direct sunlight.

The Anthurium plant can be grown either in a pot or in the ground. When grown in a pot, the soil should be rich and well-drained. The plant should be watered regularly. If you notice your potted plant is retaining too much water, add drainage holes.

When the plant is not blooming (i.e., during dormancy), the soil should dry out somewhat between waterings. 

Ideal Growing Place

The Anthurium Magnificum is a tropical plant that does best when grown indoors in temperate climates. However, it can be grown outdoors in partial shade in warmer climates. Therefore, it can be both an outdoor and indoor plant depending on your location.

The Anthurium Magnificum typically blooms from late spring to early fall.

Water

The Anthurium Magnificum should be watered regularly, but soil that becomes too saturated can be problematic and lead to root rot. Root rot is harmful to your plant and could be detrimental to its health if left untreated. In addition, during its dormant season, your Anthurium magnificum can dry out more between waterings. 

Sunlight

The Anthurium Magnificum should be kept in a brightly lit area. However, exposure to direct sunlight for extended periods can harm its leaves, causing them to burn.

Temperature

The Anthurium Magnificum requires warmer temperatures, usually between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It can tolerate temperatures as low as 50 degrees Fahrenheit but will not bloom below this temperature. In addition, the plant cannot tolerate freezing temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

Soil

The Anthurium Magnificum can be grown either in a pot or in the ground. 

Because Anthurium magnificum is used to tropical conditions, soil requirements include a high humidity level. Use a well-draining soil mix as the soil should be hydrated without becoming soggy. Keep the soil moist, not wet. In dormancy, the top layer can dry out.

You can purchase a commercial Anthurium soil mixture or mix your own potting soil with perlite or an orchid mix. If you want to enhance the soil further, add sphagnum moss or gravel. Keep in mind that the preferred soil Ph should fall in the neutral range. 

Humidity

The Anthurium Magnificum requires high humidity to thrive. The best way to achieve this is to place the plant in a humid room or use a humidifier. Another strategy is to use the pebble tray trick. If potted, place your plant on a tray of wet pebbles. This will increase the humidity around your Anthurium.

Fertilizer

The Anthurium Magnificum does not require a lot of fertilizer. Instead, a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer can be used once a month during the growing season to help your plants grow.

Pinching/Pruning

The Anthurium Magnificum should be pinched and pruned regularly to help keep it healthy and looking its best. Pinching the tips of the stems will help keep the plant from getting too tall and will encourage branching. In addition, pruning the dead flowers will help keep the plant looking neat and tidy.

Potting and Re-potting

The Anthurium Magnificum should be re-potted every 2 to 3 years. Anthurium Magnificum has an extensive root system that needs space, so using a pot with a lot of room for the roots to continue to grow is recommended. The plant should be fertilized before re-potting with a balanced fertilizer.

Growth Zone

The USDA growth zone for the Anthurium Magnificum is 9 to 11.

Common Pests, Toxins, Diseases & Other Problems

The Anthurium Magnificum, like most plants, is susceptible to both pests and diseases. Pests can be controlled with regular applications of an insecticide, while diseases can be treated with fungicide.

Propagation

The Anthurium Magnificum can be propagated by root division, stem cuttings, or by rooting a leaf in water.

Propagating by division is most popular for this plant. The clump of plants should be divided into several pieces, each containing at least one node. New plants will form at the nodes.

Stem cuttings can be taken from new growth and should be about 4 to 6 inches long. The bottom inch of the stem should be cut off and the stem treated with rooting hormone before planting in soil.

Anthurium Magnificum Mature Timeline

Week 1: Plant your cutting under suitable warmth and sunlight and water it as necessary.

Weeks 4-6: Roots begin to grow.

Months 3-5: Your plant will now grow according to how you care for it, so make sure you meet your plant’s needs and protect it.

Anthurium Magnificum X Crystallinum

Anthurium magnificum and Anthurium crystallinum share many similarities. They are both Aroids from the Araceae plant family. Therefore, they require much of the same care instructions from humidity to light to temperature. 

Where these subspecies differ is in appearance. Magnificums tend to be more heart-shaped and are wider than crystallinum, whose leaves are longer and more oval.

Anthurium Magnificum FAQ

How Is Magnificum Different Than Other Anthuriums?

The most notable difference between Anthuriums can be seen in their leaves’ size, shape, and color. But, typically, their care requirements are very similar. 

Where Do You Buy Anthurium Magnificum?

The Magnificum is not commonly found in stores, but it can be found online. A few nurseries carry the Magnificum, but they may not have it in stock at all times. So if you are interested in growing an Anthurium Magnificum, your best bet is to order one online.

Why Is My Anthurium Magnificum Turning Yellow?

The Magnificum can turn yellow if it is not getting enough light. Therefore, ensure your plant gets at least 4 hours of direct sunlight each day. If it is not getting enough light, move your plant to a location that will receive more sunlight. 

The Magnificum can also turn yellow if it is not getting enough water. If this is the case, increase the frequency of watering your plant.

Why Are the Leaves on My Anthurium Magnificum Turning Brown?

Like yellowing leaves, brown leaves can be due to improper light and watering. It may be receiving too much light or too much water in this case. 

Your Anthurium magnificum plant can be contaminated with fungi and bacteria if you’re overwatering. Check your plants’ roots immediately. Identify the diseased or dead parts of the plant, prune them, and repot them if necessary. Then, make sure you spray a commercial fungicide on it and treat it normally.

Is Anthurium Magnificum Rare?

While the Anthurium Magnificum is not exactly a rare plant, it isn’t commonly found in most stores.

Is Anthurium Magnificum Toxic to Cats, Dogs, and Humans?

Anthurium magnificum is toxic to both pets and humans. Anthurium plants are covered in large amounts of calcium oxalate crystals, just like Philodendrons. This can irritate the throat and esophagus.

Does Anthurium Magnificum Need a Moss Pole?

The Anthurium Magnificum does not require a moss pole, but it may benefit the plant. Anthuriums are climbing epiphytes, and a structure to climb on will allow their roots access to the air’s moisture.

How Long Do Anthurium Magnificum Flowers Live?

You can expect Anthurium plants to flower for up to six weeks, depending on where they are kept and how they are cared for.

How Fast Does Anthurium Magnificum Grow?

The Anthurium Magnificum can grow up to 1 inch per week.

Is Anthurium Magnificum a Hybrid?

No, the Anthurium Magnificum is not a hybrid. It is a pure species of Anthurium.

The Bottom Line

Having learned how to grow Anthurium magnificum plants successfully, you are now fully prepared for these beautiful plants. Their big and bold leaves, burgundy shades, prominent white veining, and strikingly colorful flowers will blow guests away. Following the above guidelines, you can soon display this epiphytic perennial in your home.

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