Anthurium 'Jungle King' is an Aroid from the tropics of South America. There are over 600 species of Anthurium, including the famous 'Flamingo Plant' with its coloured spathe.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.
Height: Approximately 50cm from base of pot
How do you care for Anthurium (Jungle King)?
Care for your Anthurium by keeping it away from any hot or cold drafts. Store it in warm temperatures around 21ºC and no lower than 16ºC. Anthurium love soil that remains slightly moist at all times, so water small amounts every few days. They also love humidity so mist the leaves frequently. They prefer bright, filtered light, especially in winter, but avoid harsh, direct sunlight in summer.
How do I re-pot Anthurium (Jungle King)?
- Re-pot your Anthurium in spring every 2 years.
- If your Anthurium is showing signs of being severely pot-bound, don’t wait to re-pot.
- Choose a pot one size larger than the current pot and ensure the pot has drainage holes.
- Water your Anthurium a few hours before you plan on re-potting.
- Use a potting soil that’s similar to the Anthurium’s current potting mix. A mixture of two parts orchid mix, one part peat and one part perlite is great for this.
- Ensure the crown of the plant isn’t planted too deeply as this can result in plant rot.
- Water lightly to settle the new potting soil.
Why are my Anthurium (Jungle King) leaves turning yellow?
Your Anthurium leaves could be turning yellow due to moisture stress, usually caused by over watering. Anthurium like to stay moist but not wet so check the soil before waterings. A good way to check is to place your finger 1-2" below the soil to test for moisture before you water. Always ensure there is adequate drainage for your Anthurium and it is never left sitting in water for prolonged periods of time. Anthuriums also like a humid environment which can be hard to achieve in winter when the heating is turned on and the air becomes dry. Mist your plant often and move it to a humid environment like a bathroom.
Are Anthurium (Jungle King) Aroids?
Yes, Anthuriums are aroids originating in the neotropics of South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Aroids are plants from the Araceae family. Other examples of Aroids are Philodendron, and Zamioculcas plants. They are defined by a 'flower' called a spadix usually enclosed in a spathe.
Why is my Anthurium (Jungle King) plant dying?
Your Anthurium plant may be dying due to too much light or too little water. They prefer a spot that gets bright, in-direct light, so keep away from direct sun. Anthurium like soil to be kept moist but not wet, so try not to let the soil dry out, but don’t leave stood in water as this could cause root rot. Anthurium also prefer high humidity, so keep humidity levels up by misting often, or invest in a humidifier.
How often should you water Anthurium (Jungle King)?
You should water your Anthurium evenly every few days, checking that your the plant is not stood in water when finished. Ensure the soil never becomes dry and keep humidity levels up by spraying with Luke war water. The plant will need more water during spring and summer, but you can reduce the watering slightly, in winter.
Should you mist a Anthurium (Jungle King)?
Yes, you should mist a Anthurium as this will help to increase humidity. Anthurium dislike dry air so misting will increase the humidity levels and prevent the plant from developing dry leaves and suffering leaf loss. You can mist your Anthurium every few days. As well as misting you can place your Anthurium on a tray of watered pebbles to increase humidity or in your bathroom where humidity levels are usual highest.
Does Anthurium (Jungle King) need sunlight?
Like all plants, Anthurium need sunlight to thrive. They prefer bright, filtered light but avoid harsh, direct sunlight at all costs as they will scorch their leaves and remove colourings.