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Anthurium Magnificum Care: Plant Tips and More

Someone wandering with little to no idea of gardening can doubt the nature of Anthurium magnificum.

At first glance, these plants seem quite hard to handle, but the beauty of nature, love, and care simply make everything easygoing.

Anthurium magnificum grows well in bright and indirect sunlight, 55-75ºF temperature, semi-weekly watering, and  55-60% humidity. Repot the plant once every two years in a well-draining medium with a slow-release fertilizer added monthly and prune regularly.

Follow my guidelines for the perfect care of Anthurium magnificum with some fantastic tips.

Anthurium Magnificum Plant Overview

The genus of flowering plants of the Araceae family comprises 114 genera and about 3700 species.

Common name Laceleaf Anthurium
OriginColombian rainforest
Plant typeTropical perennial shrub
Growth Zone USDA 9a to 11
Growth RateFast
Growth SizeAverage height of 60-90 cm
Foliage FeaturesBurgundy shades young leaves matures into darker green shades.
BloomUsually white, green, pale green or cream, bisexual
FruitJuicy berries with seeds
ToxicityToxic to human and pets
Pest & DiseasesAphids, Thrips, Spider mites

Bacterial and Fungal diseases.

Moreover, the Anthurium magnificum and Anthurium crystallinum hybrid is Anthurium magnificum × crystallinum, incorporating reddish green foliage and later fading to bronze.

There are other hybrids, too, such as Anthurium magnificum × forgetii and Anthurium magnificum × luxurians.

Anthurium Magnificum Care – Plant Tips and More


Bright-indirect light
(6-8 hours)

Twice a week in Summer
Once in 10-14 days in Winter

Well-drainage soil
Do not let soil dry
Fertilizer icons created by Smashicons - Flaticon

Slow-release fertilizer
(1-1-1 NPK)

Optimal temperature

High moisture content
( 55-60%)

1. Sunlight & Temperature

Anthurium magnificum is from the tropics and prefers the warmth that bright indirect sunlight brings. 

It demands a temperature of  55-75°F with 6-8 hours of dappling sunlight.

While growing magnificum should not be a problem in zones 9-11, bring the plant indoors during winter to protect them against winter dangers.

The threshold temperature for Anthurium is 50ºF; below this, your plant suffers from cold injuries and stunted growth.

You can use a burlap cover to protect your plants against cold dark winter before the damage becomes irreversible.

Similarly, scorching light and high temperatures can stress the plant resulting in yellow leaves, leaf burn, and crumbly plant.

To fulfill the light requirement, place the plant near the east-facing window or use a grow light when growing Anthurium indoors.

2. Watering & Humidity

Anthurium plant requires adequate air and soil moisture, mostly during the active phase from March to September.

Watering the plant monthly during the dormant winter is okay, but summer requires weekly watering with 55-60% humidity.

It is better to let the soil have its dry time before watering to avoid excessive moisture in the root zone that can damage the root. 

In such cases, lower leaves turn yellow and possibly lose their life. Also, an underwatered Anthurium plant in dry atmosphere air develops dry, brittle leaves.

A humidifier could help the plant. You can also regularly mist the plant.

But water droplets on the leaves can attract several pests deteriorating the plant’s health.

Further, set a schedule by checking the soil’s dryness using the fingertip method. If an inch of the soil comes dry, soak the plant

3. Soil & Fertilizer

Every variety of Anthurium thrives in nutrient-rich, well-draining soil yet retains ample moisture for the plant to survive.

Plant growth can accelerate by adding a slow-releasing fertilizer or a balanced liquid fertilizer twice a year, once in spring and then in summer.

But you have to be careful not to overfeed your plant because that could raise your soil’s pH (6-7.5) from what your plant prefers.

Further, overfertilization leads to discoloration of leaves, flower drops, and root burn. 

Anthurium magnificum plant
We can also use LECA as a substrate for small-sized Anthuriums.

To help your plant with salt accumulation due to overfertilization, place the pot under running water until it leeches the excess.

You might end up with compacted soil while doing so. Better to add some perlite to loosen the substrate.

Moreover, DIY your desired potting mix by adding equal parts of coco-coir, perlite, vermicompost, and some soil. And, if you hate the hassle, you can use a succulent mix or an orchid mix.

4. Potting & Repotting

Leaves of Anthurium are huge, due to which it acquires a well-built rooting system. Hence a nice-supporting base is best for them.

Initially, you must use a 5-8 inches pot to transplant the flamingo plant from a nursery bag.

But, as a moderate to slow grower, Anthurium magnificum can outgrow the pot or root bound. Hence, repot the plant every 2-3 years during the active growth phase in spring.

Distortion or crack in the pot, roots peaking out of the pot, and water draining out instantly are common signs of your plant being root bound.  

Moreover, repotting is mandatory when overfertilization and overwatering affect your plant.

Pro Tip: Use a terracotta pot, 2-3 inches larger than before, while repotting.

5. Regular Pruning

Not only regular pruning helps main the plant’s desired shape, but it also opens room for bushier growth.

Consequently, the plant’s energy can be diverted toward producing fresh blooms and vibrant foliage.

Firstly, remove dead flowers and older and newer spill-over leaves from the top towards the bottom for a good appearance.

Meanwhile, prioritize cutting back the diseased and pest-infected parts to prevent further spread, which harms your flamingo plant’s aesthetics.

Spider mites, aphids, bacterial blight, and root rot are common Anthurium pests that hide on the underside of the leaves, causing yellow weeping lesions and brown-black spots. 

Nevertheless, you can also remove the sucker of the plant for the lovely bloom of a flower.

Anthurium Magnificum: All About Growth

Anthurium magnificum plant ranges up to five feet, and leaves get huge, up to 6-10 inches.

Since Anthurium does not rush for its growth, leaves may take 2-3 months to grow.

The leaves of these plants need some free and open space. Therefore, it might need extra support if you are using hanging pots.

Flowering and Fruiting

Anthurium magnificum blooms large- heart-shaped and in red, white, or green flowers year-round, lasting 2-3 months.

The flower of Anthurium is bisexual, but the maturity period of Female and male flowers differ. Hence, self-pollination does not happen in plants.

Picture showing spadix of Anthurium magnificum bearing tiny pale berries.
Anthurium rarely flowers indoors.

You should give external help and pollinate them to bear fruit. They grow into berries after pollination.

Pro tips: Rotate the plant once every 20 days for balanced and uniform growth.

Toxicity of Anthurium Magnificum

Behind the beauty of Anthurium hides its toxic effect.

Anthurium, when injected, causes poisoning to humans and pets.

Like another aroid buddy Alocasia, Anthurium contains insoluble calcium oxalate crystals, which may trouble the oropharynx of the pet, causing oral irritation, pawing at the mouth, drooling, or vomiting. 

The University of California also categorizes Anthurium in the third and fourth toxicity classes.

Further, if your notorious little one mistake Anthurium for food, they shall experience a painful burning sensation in the mouth followed by blisters and swelling. 

The best you can do is keep your plants out of your pet’s and kid’s reach. 

But, in case of mishaps, contact a local veterinarian or the poison control hotline below.

Propagation Methods for Anthurium Magnificum

Two popular methods for propagating your Anthurium plant are stem cutting and root division. 

Some gardeners like to try germinating Anthurium seeds, but that can test your patience for a long while. 

Regardless of the method, grab a garden knife, potting mix, and rooting hormone to begin the propagation process.

1. Propagating through Stem Cuttings

This is the easiest method of propagating an Anthurium.

Here is how you do it.

  • Select a healthy stem from the plants, at least six inches long, with 2-3 leaves intact.
  • Let the cutting sit warmly to form a callus at the cut end.
  • Prepare a pot with a suitable potting mix to plant the cutting.
A person holding freshly planted root division of Anthurium magnificum in a plastic pot, against off-white wall.
Root divisions can also be planted in a plastic cup for a clear root visual.
  • Before planting, dip the cut side of the stem into the rooting hormone.
  • Plant the cutting into the soil, leaving its first set of leaves above it.
  • Water the pot regularly but lightly, allowing the potting mix to dry between watering sessions.

You can also try growing the cutting in water; all you need to do is dip the cutting in the water and wait for the root initiation.

That said, make sure you change the water weekly or when it starts clouding, or else infections may prevail.

Further, new leaves appear within a few weeks, which indicates root formation. Transplant the cutting once the roots are firm and a few more leaves develop.

Pro Tip: When disinfectant is unavailable, sterilize the garden knife in boiling water for 15 mins.

2. Propagating through the Root Division

The best time to divide larger Anthurium plants is when you are repotting.

  • Carefully remove the plant from the pot.
  • Remove all the dirt from the root with running water, ensuring no harm to the fragile roots.
  • Make sure to dry the roots before division.
  • Separate the roots into 2-3 groups, depending on the plant’s size, with minimum agitation to the roots.
  • Plant the divisions separately and place them under filtered sunlight.

Give your plant a few days to get used to its new home. New growth shall appear after the roots are established.

Where to buy Anthurium Magnificum?

You can order Anthurium magnificum from a nearby nursery or the online stores below.

StoreDelivery Time
Logee'sWithin 2-3 days
Aroidsale1-2 weeks
Etsy3-7 business days
EcuageneraWithin 15 days

FAQs about Anthurium Magnificum

Is Anthurium Magnificum Rare?

Anthurium has different classes of species, and at present, there are different varieties of Anthurium, which are hybrid, not the original species.

The original Anthurium magnificum might be hard to find in the market. So, Yes, Anthurium magnificum is rare in the market.

What is the difference between Anthurium crystallinum and magnificum?

Anthurium magnificum differs from Anthurium crystallinum in petiole shape, fragrance, and growth pattern.

Unlike epiphytic Anthurium crystallinum, Anthurium magnificum is primarily terrestrial.

Magnificum smells like ripe fruit with a circular smooth petiole, while crystallinum has a winged quadrangle petiole with a menthol-like fragrance.

Bottom watering could easily satisfy the water needs of Anthurium, but the risk of salt accumulation persists. 

But make sure to give water over the soil to wash away salt and other minerals now and then.

Anthurium Magnificum Vs. Magnificum Silver Vs. Magnificum Verde

Anthurium Magnificum Silver and Magnificum Verde are the two varieties of Anthurium Magnificum. 

Moreover, these varieties have more similarities with A. Magnificum in comparison to the differences.

ParametersAnthurium MagnificumAnthurium Magnificum SilverAnthurium Magnificum Verde
Growth Size2-5 feet2-3 feet2-5 feet
FoliageLarge, cordate, size up to 90 cm with pale yellow veinsLarge, cordate with extensive silvery veins & size up to 90 cmLarge, velvety, extensively cordate & size up to 15 cm with greenish-white veins
FlowerElongated spadix composed of red, heart-shaped flowersSpadix composed of numerous flowers surrounded by colorful spatheFlowers with spadix surrounded colorful spathe
Growth HabitClimber, epiphytic perennialClimber, epiphytic perennialClumping, epiphytic perennial
Pests & DiseasesAphids, Spider Mites & XanthomonasMealy bugs, red spider mites & Xanthomonas Spider Mites & Xanthomonas

From Editorial Team


Anthurium magnificum is a good option for a plant lover because of its rare beauty and beautiful foliage with burgundy to dark green color essence mixes. 

However, another variety, i.e., Anthurium magnificum silver, is almost similar to magnificum, but contains silver-colored leaf veins.

We would recommend gardener to use sticky traps around the plant to prevent pest attacks.

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