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Anthurium Superbum 'Bird Nest Anthurium'

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Description

The Superbum is an easy to grow, prehistoric looking member of the Anthurium family of plants. Originating from deep in the jungles of Ecuador, this plant grows in a rosette format, a feature that has earned it the common name Bird Nest Anthurium. Leaves of these plants are elliptically shape and rigid with dark green fronts and dark purple backs. These plants prefer bright indirect light and high humidity for best growth. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Anthurium Superbum
  • Common Name: Bird Nest Anthurium
  • Family: Araceae 
  • Native Range: Ecuador

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 and pets