July 11th, 2022
Anthurium Jungle Bush
Hey Plant Friends!
This week we are talking about Anthurium crassinervium var. crassinervium commonly known as Anthurium ‘Jungle Bush’. Anthurium are Aroids, part of the Araceae family along with over 1,000 other species of tropical flowering plants. Anthurium ‘Jungle Bush’ is native to Colombia, Venezuela, and Curaçao. Anthurium ‘Jungle Bush’ is popular in landscaping in warmer parts of the world, but here in Minnesota it makes an excellent houseplant! This Anthurium has strappy dark green leaves, a unique find among more common Anthuriums.
Let’s talk about care. Anthurium can be tricky plants, but the Jungle Bush is a bit easier than others, and with the proper care can grow very large in your space. When it comes to soil, all Anthuriums thrive in a nice, chunky aroid soil, such as the Sol Soils Houseplant Mix, a great mix that your plant will surely love. Anthurium ‘Jungle Bush’ does need more water than your usual Anthurium and should be watered when the top 2-3 inches of soil dry, but make sure that they don’t sit in standing water, as this will lead to root rot. Anthuriums also love humidity, so a Continuous Spray Bottle will be helpful to keep that humidity up. Anthurium ‘Jungle Bush’ thrive in bright, indirect sun in your home, but avoid direct sun as it will cause scorching on the leaves. And if you want to put your plant outside for the summer months, look for a good shady spot. Like any houseplant, regularly scout for pests to catch them early. Checking weekly while you water is a great way to make a habit of watching out for any pest or disease issues and treat them as soon as possible. Always check the top and bottom of the leaves, and keep a close eye out for mealybugs, spider mites, and thrips. Having Bonide’s Insecticidal Soap on hand is a great way to be prepared to treat as needed.
Anthurium Jungle Bush is available at Tonkadale in 6” pots. If you have additional questions feel free to reach out to us by phone, Instagram, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.