Anthurium Moronense: A Three-lobed Aroid to Add to Your Indoor Jungle

Anthurium moronense is a striking aroid with characteristic three-lobed leaves.

Its unusual appearance will satisfy the most discerning tastes.

anthurium moronense
Anthurium Moronense, Photograph by Plant Girl Boss

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 leaf

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.

anthurium moronense new leaf emerging from cataphyl

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anhurium moronense mature leaf