A newer variety of the Anthurium, the 'Cobra" grows in a birds nest shape and sort of prehistoric in appearance. A unusual variety, its foliage is leathery and a shade of burgundy/purple in color that darkens as it matures.
Ed's Plant Profile
- Botanical Name: Anthurium Bonplandii Ssp. Guayanum
- Common Name: Cobra
- Family: Araceae
Ed's Care Guide
- Care: Easy
- Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. Direct light will causes leaves to burn.
- Water: Keep soil moist during spring and summer
- Humidity: High humidity. Anthurium like being misted with a light spray of lukewarm water, regularly. Cleaning leaves lightly with a gentle sponge or towel is advised for this plant to maintain humidity.
- Temperature: 65-75F. Avoid cold drafts.
- Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves.
- Feeding: Fertilize tri-annually. If unfertilized, plant will tend to grow very slowly.
- Propagation: Division, Stem Cuttings
- Common Pests: Look out for thrips, mealybugs, scale, and spider mites
- Toxicity: Toxic to humans an