Anthurium moronense is a striking aroid with characteristic three-lobed leaves.
Its unusual appearance will satisfy the most discerning tastes.
About Anthurium Moronense Croat
Anthurium moronense Croat is a tropical plant from the Araceae family native to southeastern Ecuador and northeastern Peru. It has a distinctive three-lobed leaf shape, which is unusual for Anthurium. Only about 60 anthurium species have been discovered that have lobed leaves.
Anthurium moronense belongs to the Semaeophyllum section.
It is a climbing epiphyte that grows in premontane wet forests, premontane moist forests, and lower montane wet forests between 700-1200m in elevation.
The shape and size of the leaves changes with age. Juvenile leaves are weakly lobed but become three-lobed as they reach maturity. Their color when they first unfurl is stunning, a warm yellow that transitions into light green as it expands.
It has a redish petiole that is square in cross-section and an apex of the central lobe acute. It has infructescence with a purple spadix and red-violet fruits.
Anthurium moronense is sometimes confused with other Ecuadorian species, namely Anthurium truncicola or Anthurium platyglossum.
A cross of moronense with magnificum looks great. Grab it if you have a chance.
Anthurium Moronense Care
Anthurium moronense is not particularly fussy when it comes to care. A well-draining potting mix, high humidity (the higher the better) and warm temperatures will keep it thriving.
A soil mix specifically for tropical plants is a must. You can buy a ready-made aroid mix or create one yourself. I mix my own potting mix. You can find my aroid mix recipe here.
Anthurium moronense is a climbing epiphyte and would appreciate proper support to grow to maturity as well as bright indirect light.
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