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Anthurium 'Pterodactyl'

Anthurium 'Pterodactyl'

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Description: Anthurium 'Pterodactyl', also known as Anthurium superbum, is a captivating tropical plant prized for its unique foliage reminiscent of prehistoric creatures. This variety features elongated, deeply lobed leaves with a striking resemblance to the wings of a pterosaur, hence its name. Anthurium 'Pterodactyl' is valued for its ornamental foliage, making it an intriguing addition to any indoor plant collection.

🌿 Botanical Name: Anthurium 'Pterodactyl' (Anthurium superbum)

🐾 Pet Warning: Anthurium plants, including 'Pterodactyl', contain calcium oxalate crystals that can cause irritation if ingested. Keep them out of reach of pets.

💧 Care Level: Moderate. Anthurium 'Pterodactyl' requires specific care to thrive, particularly in terms of light, watering, and humidity.

📏 Approximate Size: Anthurium 'Pterodactyl' can grow to about 12-24 inches (30-60 cm) in height, with leaves reaching up to 12-18 inches (30-45 cm) in length.

🌞 Light: Anthurium 'Pterodactyl' prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it may scorch the leaves. However, it can tolerate lower light conditions, although growth may be slower.

💧 Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Anthurium 'Pterodactyl' prefers slightly more humid conditions than other houseplants.

💦 Humidity: Anthurium 'Pterodactyl' thrives in high humidity environments. Increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly, placing the plant on a pebble tray filled with water, or using a humidifier.

🌡️ Temperature: Anthurium 'Pterodactyl' prefers temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C). Protect it from drafts and temperature extremes.

❄️ Hardiness: Anthurium 'Pterodactyl' is not cold-hardy and should be kept indoors in most climates.

🌱 Fertilizing: Feed Anthurium 'Pterodactyl' with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilizing frequency in the fall and winter.

🔄 Re-potting: Repot Anthurium 'Pterodactyl' every 1-2 years or when it outgrows its current container. Use a well-draining potting mix and a slightly larger pot.

🌱 Propagation: Anthurium 'Pterodactyl' can be propagated through division or by taking stem cuttings. Ensure each division or cutting has at least one healthy leaf and root node.

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