Anthurium Gracile, also famous as Red Pearl Anthurium, has small, elongated foliage and a curled protective spathe ranging from violet to red.
These indoor plants thrive in a warm, humid and well lit position with indirect light. Keep them away from open windows, drafts and heating/cooling units as they are very sensitive to cold drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations.
It’s important to keep up a regular watering routine. In summer you want to keep the soil moist but not soggy. To monitor this, you can use your finger to poke into the top 5 cm of potting mix and feel the soil moisture level before watering. If it feels particularly wet, let it dry out for longer. Overwatering can lead to fungal issues or root rot.
Feed with liquid fertiliser fortnightly over the warm, growing period and not at all over the cooler winter months.
Once a month you can wipe down the plants leaves using a damp cloth to clean away any dust that has collected and may be preventing the leaves from breathing. You can also prune off any damaged or dying leaves using a sharp pair of scissors or secateurs.