A classic bird’s nest plant, the Anthurium coriaceum might just grow into the biggest bird’s nest you’ve ever seen! The Anthurium coriaceum is a stronger and slightly more hardy species. Its upright growing leaves of this plant become very large, with mature plants having leaves over a metre in length. The mature plant has a very compact, almost bird’s nest-like growth.
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. When it increases in size, consider watering your Anthurium coriaceum from below, to avoid rotting the centre.
This plant originates from central South America, and as with other Aroids good care can see this plant growing into an impressive sized bush.
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.