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Anthurium Magnificum Verde Care — Definitive Guide

Anthurium Magnificum Verde Care — Definitive Guide

Anthurium Magnificum Verde is endemic to Columbia and was first discovered in 1865. 

It is one of the most popular plants from its genus due to its admirable foliage. It has juvenile leaves that have burgundy shades in them and prominent white veins.

Anthurium Magnificum Verde is an epiphytic perennial and can be found in hardiness zones 9-11. 

Over the years, the Anthurium Magnificum Verde has become a must-have in every plant owner’s collection.

 

Anthurium Magnificum Verde Care

Anthurium Magnificum Verde needs to be kept in a soil mix that is well-draining using perlite and orchid mix as well as potting soil with a pH range of 6.6 to 7.5. It likes to be kept under high humidity levels that range from 60 to 80%. You should always provide it with indirect sunlight as its leaves can scorch under direct sunlight. 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 21 degrees Celsius) is the perfect growing temperature.

 

Soil

Anthurium Magnificum Verde thrives in soil that has a pH range from 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral). The soil should hold at the same time be well-draining when you water the plant. 

Potting mix that has perlite and orchid mix is a suitable option for this particular plant.

You can also mix other materials into the potting mix, such as sphagnum moss, mulch, and gravel.

 

Water

The number of times you water Anthurium Magnificum Verde depends on the seasons. Water your plant frequently at intervals to let the soil dry during the dry season.

During the spring and summer seasons, you have to water Anthurium Magnificum Verde at least 2 to 3 times a week. You can water your plant once the soil is 80% dry.

During its dormant seasons, you only need to water the plant once every 10 to 14 days. During this time, the weather is colder; therefore, the soil is less likely to dry up completely.

Try not to overwater your Anthurium Magnificum Verde to check fungi growth and prevent the roots from rotting.

 

Light

Your Anthurium Magnificum Verde only needs to be provided with indirect sunlight. 

Avoid placing it in direct sunlight as it can lead to leaf scorching. To understand light levels for plants more, better read up on the article on this site.

 

Temperature

For Anthurium Magnificum Verde, 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 21 degrees Celsius) is the perfect growing temperature for your Anthurium Magnificum Verde. 

This plant is unable to withstand cold weather; therefore, you are advised to avoid keeping it in temperatures lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit (12 degrees Celsius).

A fall in temperature can freeze or kill your Anthurium Magnificum Verde. To avoid this, always keep your Anthurium Magnificum Verde outdoors, and make sure you bring it indoors once the temperature drops.

 

Humidity

Anthurium Magnificum Verde thrives in 60 to 80 % humidity levels. Low humidity levels will dry out your Anthurium Magnificum Verde. 

If you feel like the surrounding area is dry, purchase a humidifier. Alternatively, you can mist the leaves.

 

Fertilizer

Anthurium Magnificum Verde needs to be fed intermittently. 

Since its leaves are huge, using a fertilizer with high nitrogen and phosphorus content will be beneficial. For the growth of flowers, the plant needs phosphorus.

You can use an orchid fertilizer or flowering plant fertilizer once a month from March till September. 

However, once the weather starts to become cold, you should avoid fertilizing your Anthurium Magnificum Verde.

 

Repotting

Anthurium Magnificum Verde is known to have a well-built rooting system. In light of this, you are recommended to use spacious pots that have drainage holes at the bottom. 

This plant grows best if you keep it supported in pots.

The leaves like to have extra support since they are large and heavy. 

If your Anthurium Magnificum Verde has become root-bound, then you should repot it as soon as possible. 

To check if your Anthurium Magnificum Verde is root-bound, check for these signs:

  • Wilting foliage even after you water your Anthurium Magnificum Verde.
  • The roots have started to appear above the soil and are seen circling around the surface.
  • The water is running straight through its pot’s drainage holes.
  • The container of your Anthurium Magnificum Verde begins to crack or bend.
  • You can see roots through its container’s drainage holes.

If your plant becomes root-bound, it needs to be immediately repotted. If you do not repot it in time, your Anthurium Magnificum Verde will begin to wilt and die.

If you feel like your Anthurium Magnificum Verde has not become root-bound yet, it is recommended to wait until the spring season to repot it. 

When you repot the Anthurium plant, make sure you put it in a pot that is 2 to 3 inches larger than its previous container.

 

Pruning

Anthurium Magnificum Verde does not need a lot of pruning over the course of its life.

You may only have to prune your Anthurium Magnificum Verde when you spot a dead leaf or some pests on the leaves. 

When you prune your Anthurium Magnificum Verde, make sure you:

  • Do not cut an excess amount of your plant.
  • Remove all the dead leaves, dead stems, or any dull-looking leaves.
  • Always sterilize equipment before use.

 

Propagation

Anthurium Magnificum Verde propagation can be long but rewarding. 

If you wish to propagate your Anthurium Magnificum Verde, follow these basic steps:

  • Take a few stem cuttings from your plant. The amount of stem you cut depends entirely on how many new plants you wish to grow.
  • In the next step, you will have to remove the stipules from your Anthurium Magnificum Verde. These stipules will look like brown, leaf-like husks.
  • Stipules are only important when the plant needs to grow new leaves. However, since we are propagating Anthurium Magnificum Verde, keeping the stipules is not particularly beneficial.
  • In this step, you should also remove blooms that may be present in your Anthurium Magnificum Verde. Flowers take a lot of energy to grow, and a propagated Anthurium Magnificum Verde cannot handle its nutritional needs.
  • When taking stem cuttings, make sure that each stem has at least two nodes present on them. The larger your stem cutting is, and the more aerial its roots are, the better your new Anthurium Magnificum Verde will grow.
  • Having extra leaves on each stem is also a plus point for your Anthurium Magnificum Verde.
  • In this step, you can choose if to take advantage of a rooting hormone.
  • You have two choices to pick from; one is a powder rooting hormone, and the second is a liquid rooting hormone. Both of them work equally well.
  • When using a powder rooting hormone, just dip the stem’s cut end into the powder and place it in the soil.
  • When using a liquid rooting hormone, put a few drops into the water or the soil.
  • You can also brush the cut end of your Anthurium Magnificum Verde stems with cinnamon. This is because the cinnamon powder is known to have antimicrobial properties, and this will protect your Anthurium Magnificum Verde from fungal infections.
  • Choose which container you place your stem cuttings into. You can place this Anthurium variety in soil or in water.
  • It is best to place it in the soil as the chances of root rot decrease.
  • If you place it in soil, ensure that there’s one node sticking out of the soil. One node should also remain below the soil, and all the aerial roots should also go below the soil.
  • Next, you will have to place a plastic bag on your new Anthurium Magnificum Verde to increase the level of humidity around the plant. If your Anthurium Magnificum Verde has been kept in water, this step is not necessary.
  • In this final step, all you have to do is wait and observe your new Anthurium Magnificum Verdes. It will take anywhere from 5 to 6 weeks before you notice any growth in your Anthurium Magnificum Verde. Once the leaves grow, it means that the roots will also begin to grow.

 

Blooms

Anthurium Magnificum Verde is a beautiful plant that is grown mostly for its large, green leaves. It does have flowers that are red in color and grow in spring. 

However, Anthurium Magnificum Verde is mostly appreciated for the size of its leaves.

 

Growth

Anthurium Magnificum Verde is known to have velvety green leaves. The leaves are huge and grow from a heavily rooted stem. 

The stem’s sturdy enough to support the large leaves.

Anthurium Magnificum Verde needs room to grow; generally, a pot with a 10-to-20-inch diameter works best for this plant. 

The looser the roots of your Anthurium Magnificum Verde are, the healthier and taller your plant will be with leaves that can grow to a size of 6 to 10 inches in length.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Common Problems for Anthurium Magnificum Verde

 

Fungal Root Rot

Your Anthurium Magnificum Verde can face problems with fungal root rot that may be the result of overwatering your plant. 

There are various fungi types that can infect your Anthurium Magnificum Verde. Some of these are:

  • Oomycetes
  • Armillaria mellea
  • Fusarium
  • Clitocybe tabescens

Anthurium Magnificum Verde can turn yellow and dull if the roots start to rot. Your plant will start to wilt, lose its leaves, and eventually die.

To treat root rot, you need to remove your Anthurium Magnificum Verde from its pot and snip off all the dead roots. Be sure to wash the roots before you cut them off.

Root rot is hard to reverse, and the chances of survival for your Anthurium Magnificum Verde are slim. 

Yet, it doesn’t mean the plant will not recover at all. All you need to do is make sure you provide proper care to the plant once you’ve removed the rotted roots.

 

Bacterial Blight

If your Anthurium Magnificum Verdes leaves are starting to show yellow, water-soaked spots, it means that your plant has been infected by bacterial blight. 

Over the passage of time, these spots will become larger, and your plant’s tissues will be damaged.

The yellow spots will eventually turn brown, signaling that your Anthurium Magnificum Verde is in need of immediate help. 

To avoid bacterial blight from spreading throughout the whole plant, it is important to snip off all infected leaves.

Moreover, as part of prevention efforts, you should reduce the number of times you mist your Anthurium Magnificum Verde. 

You should also make sure that you also use fungicides to get rid of any remaining traces of bacterial blight.

 

Tips for Growing Anthurium Magnificum Verde

Anthurium Magnificum Verde can live a long life if it is provided with proper care. 

If you want your Anthurium Magnificum Verde to stay alive and healthy for a long time, you should follow these basic tips:

  • Place your Anthurium Magnificum Verde under indirect sunlight.
  • Make sure that the soil pH remains between 6.6 to 7.5.
  • Always place it in a loose soil mix, preferably one that has a combination of equal parts pine bark, perlite and peat.
  • You should place your Anthurium Magnificum Verde in high humidity levels ranging from 60 to 80 %. 
  • Place your Anthurium Magnificum Verde in temperatures ranging from 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 21 degrees Celsius).
  • Water your Anthurium Magnificum Verde moderately.
  • Add fertilizer to your plant once every 3 to 4 months.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Anthurium Magnificum Verde Care

 

Can you propagate Anthurium Magnificum Verde through leaf cuttings?

Anthurium Magnificum Verde can’t be propagated through leaf cuttings.

 

Is Anthurium Magnificum Verde toxic for animals?

Anthurium Magnificum Verde is toxic for both humans and animals. It should always be kept at a distance from pets and children.

 

Does Anthurium Magnificum Verde like to be root bound?

Anthurium Magnificum Verde grows best in loose soil, and this means it does not grow well when root-bound. If you notice signs that your plant has become root-bound, then you need to repot it as fast as possible.

 

Conclusion

Anthurium Magnificum Verde is an exotic evergreen plant that is known for its large and beautiful leaves. 

Its velvety, green-colored foliage is also complemented by the large white venation on it. 

For these reasons and more, this unique plant is a must-have in every plant collection.