Anthurium podophyllum, Huautla form

Anthurium podophyllum

Huautla form
Family: Araceae
Origin: Mexico
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterEpiphyte plantOrnamental foliage

Anthurium podophyllum is a small shrub that reaches a height of between 2 and 5 feet. It requires regular watering when grown in the garden. Its soil should be lightweight and retain moisture, yet still allow for enough drainage. The soil should also have a slightly acidic pH so that the nutrients in the soil can be used efficiently by the plant itself.

When growing Anthurium podophyllum in cold regions, try to find a pot that is slightly larger and made from a material like ceramic or terracotta. Since it is a tropical plant, it is important to provide the Anthurium with a semi-shady location that will provide some shelter from the cold. An area that receives some morning sunlight, but is shaded in the afternoon may be suitable.

The foliage of Anthurium podophyllum is an ornamental feature of the plants, with large heart-shaped leaves that can reach up to 10 inches in length. These leaves can grow either a deep green, or a variegated pattern of greens, yellows and oranges. This plant requires moderate levels of water to stay healthy and growing. They require consistent and evenly distribute water. Watering the soil an inch deep should help to ensure the right moisture level is maintained, and allow it to prevent overwatering and root rot.

Anthurium podophyllum is a great choice for a lush and lush tropical garden, able to offer vibrant foliage and blooms, as well as being ideal for those looking for something a little different from other kinds of plants. With the right care, it can thrive and provide great beauty in the garden.

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