Plant Care Anthurium veitchii

Anthurium veitchii

About Anthurium veitchii

Anthurium veitchii is a popular houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Anthurium veitchii likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Taxonomy

Anthurium veitchii
Anthurium
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

King Anthurium

How to care for Anthurium veitchii

💦 Water

How often to water your Anthurium veitchii

Water needs for Anthurium veitchii
0.5 cups
every 9

Anthurium veitchii 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 Anthurium veitchii

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Anthurium veitchii in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Anthurium veitchii: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Anthurium veitchii 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Anthurium veitchii in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Anthurium veitchii

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Anthurium veitchii: 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 Anthurium veitchii after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Anthurium veitchii prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Anthurium veitchii Water Frequency →

Anthurium veitchii Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Anthurium veitchii may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Anthurium veitchii Light Requirements →

Anthurium veitchii Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Anthurium veitchii prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Anthurium veitchii Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Anthurium veitchii is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

Best Soil Mix for Anthurium veitchii →

When and How to Successfully Repot Anthurium veitchii →


💩 Fertilizer

Anthurium veitchii is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Anthurium veitchii to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Anthurium veitchii is native to the Americas.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Anthurium veitchii

Anthurium veitchii

Anthurium veitchii


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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