Find out how to Take care of Anthurium plowmanii

I’ve to inform you about an incredible plant! The hen’s nest anthurium (Anthurium plowmanii) is I feel, going to be the subsequent Instagram star. Transfer over monstera! I’m going to provide you a number of tips about the way to care to your Anthurium plowmanii. I’ve had this plant for fairly a number of years and bought it in Ohio at Baker’s Acres Greenhouse. If you happen to’ve by no means been there, you’ll want to put it in your listing of “should go to” locations. What an exquisite greenhouse with some actually nice crops. That is my plant under and I needed to take it exterior to get an excellent image of your complete plant. MIne has develop into fairly giant.

Anthurium plowmanii

I took imy Anthurium plowmanii exterior to get a whole image of it

Possibly you by no means knew there are lots of extra anthuriums aside from those you normally see with the purple patent leather-based like spathes which can be typically offered at grocery and massive field shops. These spathes do final a very long time so they’re a well-liked present plant. This plant appears to be like nothing like that plant however is said.

Here’s a image from above so you possibly can see the way it gots its title of hen’s nest anthurium.

Looking down into the anthurium

Wanting on the hen’s nest anthurium from the highest permits you to see its nest like form

Mine is flowering like loopy proper now and they’re some cool flowers.

Flowers of Anthurium plowmanii

Flowers and a brand new leaf

Origins of the hen’s nest anthurium

So the place does this plant come from? It comes from South America, particularly West and North Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, and Paraguay. There it grows very often as an epiphyte, clinging to bushes. This plant can develop into so giant that it could fall to the bottom due to its personal weight, the place it can proceed to develop as a terrestrial plant. Very versatile, proper? The plant was named after Timothy Plowman (1944-1989).

A new leaf on Anthurium plowmanii

Anthurium plowmanii leaf with vareigated Ficus elastica within the background

It flowers

Whereas the flowers are nothing to put in writing residence about, they’re nonetheless actually fascinating. This plant is an aroid so the flowers are composed of a spathe and a spadix and this selection has female and male flowers collectively on the identical plant. The trick it incorporates to make sure cross poilination, is the flower of the male flower doesn’t ripen similtaneously the feminine on the identical plant. So an insect must carry pollen from one other plant to pollinate the flower and that is normally executed by some sort of beetle . Mine is not going to be pollinated, so the attractive purple berries by no means seem on my plant in the home.

Anthurium flowers with pollen

A flower simply beginning to present pollen and one already lined

Pollen falling on leaves of Anthurium plowmanii

You’ll be able to see the pollen all around the leaf

Listed below are some shut ups of the spadix lined with pollen. (Sorry it’s a little blurry)

Anthurium pollen


I’ve discovered this plant straightforward to look after and forgiving of getting a bit dry. After studying up on them, I discovered that they’re identified to be drought tolerant. As a rule, although, I don’t let mine dry out to the purpose of collapsing, however attempt to preserve it evenly moist.  It will get highly regarded in my sunroom, and the crops get fairly dry generally, particularly when it’s sizzling exterior. It has by no means skipped a beat and it appears to be like superb.  I’ve mine in my sunroom on the north facet of the home, nevertheless it will get loads of east solar within the morning and it blooms often as you possibly can see. An east or west window in the home could be an incredible spot for this anthurium because it wants a medium gentle and would in all probability tolerate low gentle, however might not flower.

arial roots coming off the stem

Take a look at the arial roots on this plant

You probably have the room for this plant, (definitely not as giant as a fiddle leaf or monstera) think about getting one. The ruffled leaves, the hen’s nest form,  the fascinating flowers, and its straightforward care, make it a will need to have to your subsequent Instagram submit.

A new leaf

A brand new shiny inexperienced leaf


Anthurium plowmanii is a really giant assertion plant

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Anthurium plowmanii

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