Anthurium bakeri
Anthurium bakeri
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Anthurium bakeri is part of the Araceae family and its native range is Mexico (Chiapas) to Guyana and Ecuador. It is an epiphytic subshrub, growing primarily in the wet tropical biome. It has short stems and close internodes, leaf blades are narrowly elliptic and erect. 

This species regularly is renowned for producing a full spadix of bright red berries without pollination; this is referred to as being 'apomiptic' meaning 'without mixing'.

The genus name is derived from the Greek ‘anthos’ for flower and ‘oura’ meaning tail; 'flower-tail', which probably refers to the tail-like spadix.

Pot: ø 12cm.

Height: Approximately 40cm from base of pot.

Light: Bright shade, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive.

Water: Allow the first 2-3 inches of mix to dry out, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.

Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark and worm castings. 

Fertilising: Feed your plant every other watering during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.

Temperature: Ideally 15-32°C.

Humidity: These Anthurium prefer higher humidity but do well to adapt to average home humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.

Anthurium are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.