The 'Jungle King' is an undeniable 'tough guy' of a plant, with visibly protruding roots, which give it a visceral aliveness! Plants with characteristics like this are said to help us feel equally as vital, as they help us feel grounded, and connected to the wider ecosystem around us. Members of the Araceae family, Anthuriums come from tropical South America, where they grow in humid rainforest conditions. Just replicate that rainforest humidity by misting your plant in the mornings. The good news- they adapt well to indoor environments, and if you provide the right conditions will strive into a large indoor plant.
Humidity lover - the ideal plant for your bathroom
Brings big green into your home
Loves a bright room with no direct sunlight
Looking for large leaves? The paddle-shaped leaves are the perfect jungle shape
It is one of close to 1000 species of Anthurium found in the wild
Fun Fact:The name anthurium is derived from two Greek words, anthos (flower) and oura (tail). So, a literal translation of the name would be 'flowering tail'
The Jungle King is the right choice for you!
Anthurium 'Jungle King' - Anthurium ellipticum 'Jungle king' Care Guide
Prefers a part shady spot - Keep away from direct sunlight
Likes soil to be moist, but not soggy so water a little every few days
Prefers warm temperatures - no rooms below 16 °C
Feed every 6-8 weeks between March and September
Dust the large glossy leaves regularly to support photosynthesis
If you notice the leaves turning yellow, you're probably overwatering the Jungle King. If they turn crispy at the edges, increase humidity
Anthurium 'Jungle King' - Anthurium ellipticum 'Jungle king' General Information