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Bird's Nest Anthurium

Anthurium hookeri

Birds Nest Anthurium (Anthurium hookeri) by Mokkie (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

13a-13b

USDA zone

16°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

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Bird's Nest Anthurium Overview

Anthurium hookeri is a gorgeous plant with lush green leaves. It needs to stay relatively moist, but allow it to dry out a little before watering. It likes bright, indirect sun. In its natural environment, it's fighting through the tropical canopy for light. Bird's Nest Anthurium is an evergreen perennial foliage plant with a tropical feel. This species grows without the need for soil substrate and is thus termed epiphytic. It produces un-showy inflorescences which hang pendently. They are surrounded by green spathes tinged purple and their spadix is purple-blue in colour, leading onto oval to oblong, white berries. This genus is commonly grown outdoors in tropical gardens and they are prized across the world as houseplants or tender patio plants in temperate climates. With slight care and attention, you can enjoy a touch of the tropics all year round in your home.

Common problems with Bird's Nest Anthurium

How to propagate Bird's Nest Anthurium

Cuttings

Special features of Bird's Nest Anthurium

Attractive leaves

Pot plant