Oct 18th, 2022
Hey Plant Friends!
This week we are talking about Anthurium bonplandii ssp. guayanum, more commonly known as Anthurium Cobra. This relatively new Anthurium hybrid belongs to the Araceae or Aroid plant family and originated in South America. Cobra is known for its dark, leathery foliage and upright growth habit. If you are thinking about diving into the world of Anthuriums, Cobra is a great place to start because of ease of care and smaller stature.
Let’s talk about care. Anthurium Cobra will thrive in bright, indirect light. A few hours of morning sun is ideal. When it comes to soil, we recommend a loose and chunky mix. Sol Soils Houseplant Mix is a great option, or you can mix your own. Check out our custom aroid mix recipe for directions! Water once the top 2-3 inches of soil are dry, then give it a good soak. Add humidity to the environment using a Continuous Spray Bottle. Keep an eye out for common pests such as mealy bugs and spider mites. Check for pests weekly when watering, and keep a bottle of Bonide’s Insecticidal Soap on hand for easy treatment. With winter approaching, let’s review, tropical plants don’t like cold drafts. Keep plants away from any drafty windows or doors.