Anthurium 'Pterodactyl'

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The Anthurium Pterodactyl, a captivating houseplant, features heart-shaped leaves measuring a few inches across. These leaves exhibit wavy edges and a velvety texture. As the plant matures, the leaves undergo a remarkable transformation, evolving from the standard heart shape to a triangular, lobed configuration. The veins of the plant mimic skeletal wings, resembling the shape of a pterodactyl in flight. This unique Anthurium is a hybrid, likely resulting from the crossbreeding of two well-known species, Anthurium clarinervium and Anthurium pedatoradiatum.

Scientific Name: Anthurium Pterodactyl

Common Names: Anthurium Pterodactyl

    Care Instructions

    Light: Anthuriums thrive in bright, indirect light. They can tolerate some morning sun, but avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch their delicate leaves. A spot near a north or east-facing window is ideal.

    Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Water thoroughly when the top inch of the soil feels dry. Ensure that the pot has good drainage to prevent waterlogging.

    Soil: Plant your Anthurium in a well-draining, peat-based potting mix. It should retain some moisture but allow excess water to escape easily.

    Humidity: These plants adore high humidity. To mimic their native tropical environment, use a humidity tray, a room humidifier, or mist the leaves regularly.

    Temperature: Anthuriums prefer temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C). Avoid exposing them to drafts or sudden temperature drops.

    Fertilizer: Feed your Anthurium every 6-8 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Dilute the fertilizer to half strength to prevent over-fertilization.

    Pet Information: Anthuriums contain compounds that can be mildly toxic to pets if ingested. It's best to keep them out of reach of curious animals.