Anthurium plants are very famous in North America. Because they are very beautiful and people use them to decorate their Home and Offices. Anthurium Magnificum is a unique variety of Anthuriums. It has a large velvety texture and thick leaves with prominent white vines.
Magnificum comes from a warm climate zone. So, it cannot tolerate cold temperatures and frost. This is the reason most growers like to grow it indoors.
Care and maintenance are easy if you have a philodendron at home. Then you can easily grow it without facing any kind of problem.
Because the growing requirements of Anthurium Magnificum and philodendrons are the same.
Below is my growing experience and recommendation for this plant. You’ll find every single detail about this plant in this guide. So, you don’t need to worry if you are facing any problems with Magnificum.
The solution to every problem related to this Anthurium plant is discussed below.
About the Plant
Magnificum Anthurium is a slow-growing plant. It does not need a high amount of fertilizer. In general home growing conditions, it can grow 3 to 4.5 feet in height.
The leaves of this plant grow 7 to 10 inches long depending upon its care.
If you give it enough amount light then the plant will produce deep dark green color leaves and white vines.
Leathery textured thick Leaves are its real beauty. The warm climate is perfect to grow it without facing any growing issues.
Further details are discussed below.
Like philodendrons, this variety of Anthurium needs bright but indirect light. In the natural environment, this plant grows under the shadow of large trees.
They absorb 75% of the sunlight and only 25% is what gets there. This means mother nature is filtering the light before it reaches the plant.
You need to do the same, protect it from direct sunlight, and avoid low light conditions. Place the plant pot near the sunny window. You can also install sheer curtains to block the direct sunlight.
When you see the stretchy growth in your plant then you can expose it to the morning direct sunlight.
At the time of the morning, the sun emits warm light rays that are not hot for the plants and are very beneficial. Also, the morning rays have healing powers to cure general problems in plants.
Anthurium Magnificum needs potting soil that stays moist but does not hold much water for a long time. Such qualities are hard to find in regular potting mixes.
You have to alter regular soil with some important ingredients like peat, perlite, compost, coco coir.
My formula: 1 Part perlite + Few Ounces of Compost + 1 part regular potting soil.
The perlite absorbs water in it without making the soil wet. Organic compost supplies all the essential nutrients to the plant.
It also makes the soil lightweight and fluffy. This improves the aeration quality of the soil.
Fresh air is necessary for every tropical houseplant. In the absence of fresh air, the roots become unhealthy and cannot absorb a good amount of water and nutrients from the soil.
Your plant becomes weak and it eventually dies.
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Tropical plants like Anthurium Magnificum cannot tolerate even a single extra cup of water in the soil.
They do need moist soil but extra wet soil damages their roots. To protect them from overwatering and underwatering-like problems. You need to learn the balanced watering technique.
Where the soil stays moist for a long time but cannot become waterlogged after watering.
Best watering technique:
Before watering take the soil moisture meter, and check the moisture level in the soil.
Remember that plants need more water in the growing season than during the dormancy period. In simple words, Cut the water supply to half in the winter season.
Use filtered water only that does not contain even traces of Chlorine and fluorides. They are not required for plant growth.
Use water that is at room temperature to avoid sudden plant shocks.
Use liquid form balanced fertilizer that is best for general care of plants. Only use the solution in the active growing season. Spring and summer are the growing seasons of Anthuriums.
Fertilize it only once in 40 days, take the desired amount of liquid, and dilute it in the filtered water.
Then pour the water directly into the plant without wetting the leaves.
To avoid overfertilization, do not use it in the concentrated form. Read the instruction written on the bottle and follow them.
Nutrient supplements help your plant to produce more glucose. A higher amount of glucose means tons of food for the plant.
This results in large size shining leaves with excellent deep green color.
Temperature & Humidity
60 to 75 degrees F is the recommended temperature range. Because it is a warm climate plant it cannot stand healthy in a cold climate.
If you place the pot outside in the summer season then bring it back indoors once the night temperature starts dropping.
Keep in mind that you need to protect it from cold and hot air. In winter, do not put it near the heating vents. The direct airflow of heat can damage the plant.
Moderate humidity is required for growing healthy Magnificum plants. No need to make changes in your home humidity if it is between 40% to 70%. This is a wide range of air moisture for a plant.
This makes it easy to care for and grow Anthurium plants in plant pots.
Unfortunately, the sap the Magnificum Anthurium is toxic to humans and pets. Actually, the sap contains a substance called Oxalate crystals. This liquid is toxic, can cause serious illness in pets and small children.
To avoid the accidental ingestion of its leaves or its sap. Place the plant away from the reach of your children and pets.
Pets generally chew on things to know about them. This is their natural habit. A tabletop or windowsill will be a safe place for it.
Note: Not only this plant, but all the Anthurium varieties are also toxic just like philodendrons.
The good news is roots of Anthurium plants like to live on a slightly root-bound side. This clears that you do not need to repot it often.
But you should repot your plant once after every 2 to 3 years. Because the soil that you are going to use in plant pots becomes depleted over time.
Within 3 years the soil loses its fertility and it is best to change it at this moment. To do so, buy fresh potting soil and add perlite and compost to it.
Then take one size bigger pot and fill it with soil and plant your Anthurium Magnificum in it.
I use plastic fancy pots for my Anthurium plants. Because they are unbreakable and inexpensive. You can also use ceramic pots if you have a good budget.
But handle them carefully because once you drop them, they are gone.
Note: A bottom draining hole is necessary for the houseplants. It is required to save plants from accidental overwatering.
Propagating this plant from stem cutting is the only best way to multiply it. For me, this technique works like a miracle. You can propagate any type of plant with it.
Steps to propagate Anthurium Magnificum
Choose the healthy stem and cut it from the plant
Place the rooting hormone on the cut edge
Place it in the potting soil and place the pot in a warm location
Keep the soil moist by spraying water on the soil only
Within 20 days you will see new tiny leaves on the stem
Let it stay for more than 20 days in the pot and then you can transfer it to the main pot
You can also root this plant in water but this technique takes too much work. You need to change the water once it gets dirty and it is a time-consuming technique.
Why my Anthurium Magnificum Leaves are Turning Yellow?
Overwatering is the most common cause of it. Once you see yellow leaves immediately check the soil condition. If it feels wet and also releases an unpleasant smell. Then overwatering is the sure cause.
To save your plant from dying quickly change the potting soil and repot it in the new soil. Also, check the condition of the roots. If you see any damage cut the damaged part and then repot it.
Dying Anthurium Magnificum plant leaves
Direct sunlight causes spots on leaves and they start dying. Move the plant away from direct sunlight and cut the infected leaves.
This helps the plant to save energy and divert it to grow new healthy leaves.
Anthurium Magnificum can be a good decoration piece for your home and office. Grow it like you grow philodendrons. It does not demand special care and fertilizers.
Regular home humidity and less watering is the key to success.
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