Anthurium bessea (Grower's Choice)
Athurium bessea aff is a rare plant native to rainforests in Central and South America, from Panama to Peru. It is an epiphytic perennial, characterized by large, velvety oval leaves with prominent veining.
Anthurium bessea is often compared to the Anthurium crystallinum, however, the Anthurium bessea has darker leaves and the lobing is slightly more open. Even more magical is the new leaves emerge a dark burgundy!
Water & Humidity;
Water when topsoil is dry, do not keep it too moist. Anthurium bessea thrive in humid conditions but can adapt to average household humidity.
When ready to water make sure to water thoroughly and all around. I like to bring my plants to the sink for a good soak and then I let it drain completely. I usually place it on a saucer and empty it several times until there is no water coming out of the pot or left on the saucer.
They can be grown in shadier spots in the home (not low light; lower light) but will
grow faster in bright indirect light.
Potting Medium & Fertilizer;
Like many epiphytic aroids, they need a well-draining mix; perlite, coco coir, orchid bark will do the trick. You can grow in sphagnum moss but will need to incorporate nutrients.
They benefit from fertilizer throughout spring and summer because they aren't super fast growers. Use a slow-release fertilizer and/or houseplant fertilizer and make sure to follow the packaging instructions (less is more.) I recommend new plant parents begin with slow-release fertilizers because they are more forgiving than liquid fertilizers. If you don't measure liquid fertilizers properly you could easily end up with leaf or root burn.
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