Plant Care Bird's nest anthurium

Bird's nest anthurium

About Bird's nest anthurium

Bird's nest anthurium is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Bird's nest anthurium likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


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How to care for Bird's nest anthurium


How often to water your Bird's nest anthurium

Water needs for Bird's nest anthurium
0.5 cups
every 9

Bird's nest anthurium needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Bird's nest anthurium

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Bird's nest anthurium in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bird's nest anthurium: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bird's nest anthurium may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Bird's nest anthurium

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bird's nest anthurium: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bird's nest anthurium after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Bird's nest anthurium

Bird's nest anthurium

Bird's nest anthurium

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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