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Anthurium bakeri is a tropical evergreen plant, native to South America. It is an ornamental houseplant, known for its stunning red, pink, or white spathes, which are actually modified leaves. The plant has glossy green leaves that grow in a rosette shape and is relatively easy to care for.
Watering:Anthurium bakeri prefers evenly moist soil. Avoid overwatering, which can lead to root rot, and allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. It's best to water the plant at the base to avoid wetting the foliage, as this can promote disease.
Lighting:This plant prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much direct sun can scorch its leaves. Place the plant near a window that provides bright, filtered light.
Humidity:Anthurium bakeri prefers high humidity levels, around 60-80%. If the air in your home is dry, you can increase humidity levels by placing a tray of water near the plant or using a humidifier.
Feeding:Fertilize the plant once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Be sure to dilute the fertilizer to half strength before applying.
Pests & Deficiencies:Anthurium bakeri is susceptible to common houseplant pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. Regularly inspecting the plant and wiping its leaves with a damp cloth can help prevent pest problems. If pests do occur, treat them with an insecticidal soap. If the leaves begin to yellow or the plant looks stunted, it may indicate a nutrient deficiency. In this case, a fertilizer application can help correct the problem.