These Moodeanum are direct clones, which means they would be derived from cuttings of mature plants or tissue culture. There is much uncertainty of which plant is moodeanum, and if it’s a species or hybrid.
The new leaves on this beauty come in vibrant red, as they mature, they turn a deep green, highlighting the definition of the veins. Mature plants in very bright spaces keep that red for a long time. When in bloom, the spath is vibrant pink!
Anthuriums are typically epiphytic and do well in a substrate with ample aeration- orchid bark, charcoal, coco coir, perlite, and things of that nature assist with aerating your substrate so it is not too dense and holding too much moisture. It is always best to play around with what substrate mixture works best for your environment.
Anthuriums can survive in lower light conditions, but prefer at least 6 hours of bright, indirect sunlight each day. We grow our seedling under shade cloth, outdoors, for reference. Harsh, direct light may burn the leaves, and very low light could stunt growth and prevent flowering.
Anthuriums do well to always have a slight level of dampness, but not constantly soggy.
Anthuriums thrive in a humid environment. If you live in a more naturally humid area like we do, here in Central Florida, outside may be a good spot to keep them. Airflow is essential to prevent water build-up on the leaves, which can lead to fungus.
Anthuriums are found throughout Central and South America. As of today there are
18 sectional groupings of anthuriums, with each section presenting similar defining traits. We most often offer anthuriums from the cardiolonchium and branchiolonchium sections. Interestingly- these two groups have been successful in crossing and we have two sectional crosses we are eager to grow out.