The Anthurium cordatum is known for its massive floppy heart leaves that are thick and leathery, even though they are soft when juvinile. Often referred to as the Heart Leaf Anthurium, this plant has quaint heart-shaped leaves in its juvenile form, that drastically changes shape as it matures. As with all Anthuriums this plant can get absolutely massive.
Anthuriums are a staple of tropical plant lovers. They love climbing moss poles, high humidity and very airy soil. If you struggle with humidity, consider a pebble tray or a humidifier to increase ambient humidity. As for watering, water well but avoid wet, soggy or moist soil. They are prone to root rot and should not be overwatered.
The Anthurium cordatum originates from central South America, but can also be found in Leeward and Caribbean Windward Islands. Good care can see this plant growing into a massive specimen, with petioles of mature leaves growing to 30-50 cm long.
How to grow:
Medium to bright indirect light. NO direct sunlight.
Plant requires high humidity.
Free-draining, moisture retaining soil with organic matter.
Allow top 2,5 – 3 cm of soil to dry out before water.
Do not over water as Anthuriums are especially prone to root rot.
Do not keep near an area with cold drafts of air.