Anthurium Wave of Love is an ornamental, epiphytic, herbaceous, erect shrub plant. It grows up to 1.8 m tall. The Leaves measure up to 53 inches long and 22 inches wide, shape elliptical to obovate, with slightly rippled or wavy edges. Inflorescence, erect, spathe lanceolate or ovate, measures up to 22 cm long and 8 cm wide, green and tinged with purple, spadix green to greyish, tinged with purple, measures up to 41 cm long and 2 cm wide, tapering, blooms squarish.
Scientific Name: Anthurium plowmanii Croat
Common Names: Anthurium Wave of Love
How to grow and maintain Anthurium Wave of Love (Anthurium plowmanii Croat):
Anthurium requires bright light, but avoid full sun. Keep your plant at least 4 hours of bright light each day. Keep away from direct sunlight that causes scorching or misshapen leaves.
It prefers to grow in a rich, organic, sand, moist but well-drained soil.
It thrives best in normal temperature between 65 – 70 degree Fahrenheit / 18 – 21 degree Celsius at night time and 75 – 80 degree Fahrenheit / 24 – 27 degree Celsius during the daytime. No lower than 16°C / 60°F.
Water regularly and moderately. Keep the soil evenly moist but not soggy. Yellow leaves are often caused by overwatering
Fertilize every two weeks in spring and summer with a high-phosphorus liquid fertilizer diluted by half or use a slow-release plant fertilizer.
It can be propagated by division, by seed, or by taking stem cuttings with two nodes or more. Put cuttings in water and about a month later, plant the Anthurium cuttings in plant containers. Keep them out of direct sunlight while they are in the water.
Re-pot your Anthurium every two years during the spring season. Transfer to a larger container when root bound using regular potting soil.
Pests and Diseases:
Anthurium has no serious pest or disease problems. Look for mealybugs, spider mites, whitefly or scale. Foliage may scorch in dry or drafty locations. Rots, blight and leaf spot may occur.