Anthurium radicans x luxurians, commonly referred to as the "Jungle King," is a sterile hybrid, crossed between Anthurium radicans and the broader, oval-shaped Anthurium luxurians. Its has glossy foliage, characterized by deep lobes and a distinctive rough-bumpy texture. New leaves emerge in a charming pinkish-bronze hue, gradually maturing into a lush deep green. Adding to its allure, the leaf stems take on a striking reddish-brown shade, and the plant showcases unique veining patterns that contribute to its overall charm.
Scientific Name: Anthurium 'Radicans x Luxurians'
Common Names: Anthurium Jungle King
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.