Anthurium Wave of Love Plant 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 Care and maintain Anthurium Wave of Love Plant (Anthurium Plowmanii Croat):
Anthurium Plowmanii 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.
This Plant 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.
This Indoor Plant 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.
How to grow Anthurium Plowmanii (Wave Of Love) from seeds (Video)
This Plant flowers have a beauty that is very different from other plants. People Called by the wave of love interest but actually this plant is not an ornamental plant that enjoys its beauty, but its unique and beautiful leaves. But this wave of love there are two types of waves of love leaves and also the wave of love flowers. The cost of this wave of love plants has gone up fantastically. Because in ancient times this is an ornamental plant that is loved by the king of Java. Therefore, this wave of love is usually made as decoration on the palace garden or in place in the palace.
Why is my anthurium not flowering?
Anthuriums are picky about their environment, and issues like soggy soil or insufficient lighting can prevent them from blooming. Encourage your anthurium to bloom by providing lots of indirect sunlight, proper watering, high humidity, and weekly feeding with diluted phosphorus-rich fertilizer.
Anthuriums are tropical rainforest plants, and most common houseplant varieties are epiphytic in nature, meaning they grow on trees in the same way orchids and bromeliads do. And much like orchids, they are rather picky about their environment.