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anthurium pedatoradiatum / AnthuriuM Fingers

Anthurium pedatoradiatum are super interesting plants due to their unique shape. The Anthurium Fingers is a unique variety that has green finger like leaves that branch out, looking like a hand with fingers, the unique shape makes it a fun plant to have.It is important to note that they do have a reputation for being picky houseplants, so proper lighting and temperature is essential care needs. Similar to Peace lilies, Anthurium pedatoradiatum plants don't actually have flowers, but with the correct bright indirect light and plant food or nutrients, you'll see them really thrive.

anthurium pedatoradiatum overview


Central and South America

plant family

Araceae Arum Family

Other common names

The botanical name for this plant is Anthurium Pedatoradiatum. Other common names are Anthurium Fingers, or finger, hand plant, anthurium pedatoradiatum finger and anthurium plant finger leaves.

other varieties

Originally, Anthurium did not have the many colorful and diverse varietals it has now. But over the last 70 years, the Anthurium family expanded into many different colors, with purple being one the newly developed color. Besides the Anthurium purple, there are a few other popular varieties: The flamingo flower (Anthurium andreanum), anthurium pedatoradiatum, Anthurium scherzerianum, The velvet cardboard anthurium (Anthurium clarinervium), Black anthurium (Anthurium watermaliense), and The bird’s nest (Anthurium hookeri).


Toxic to pets and humans.

growing your Anthurium pedatoradiatum in water

replacing water

For healthy plants, we recommend that you add water to the glass every 1-2 weeks (or if you see that water levels have lowered) to replenish the water that evaporated or absorbed from the plants. Then, replace the water every 2-4 weeks.

Most tap water works great but distilled or filtered waters are recommended if available. 


We recommend adding 1-2 of liquid nutrients to your anthurium pedatoradiatum water every month. If you see a new leaf or flower forming, you should add an additional drop of nutrients to further encourage and support new growth.


The key to maintaining that beautiful hue in your Anthurium fingers is bright, indirect lighting! The more indirect sunlight they receive, the more your plant will bloom.

Anthurium pedatoradiatumare pretty durable plants and can tolerate low light for a while. But, these conditions are not recommended since Anthurium does tend to slow growth and produce smaller flowers. On the flip side, don't place your plant in too much sunlight because that can dry out your plant and lead to leaf burns.


Anthurium pedatoradiatum loves warm temperatures (70-90 degrees Fahrenheit). Don't worry, these plants are highly adaptive and can grow in typical household temperatures. A general rule of thumb we like to follow is that if you are comfortable, then they will be comfortable too!

Stay away from extremes (anything below 50 degrees Fahrenheit or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit) because that can lead to health complications and slow plant growth.


Keeping humidity levels high is best for tropical plants like Anthurium fingers. We recommend that you invest in a humidifier and run it for at least 1-2 hours a day to keep the humidifier levels balanced. Of course, you could always regularly mist your plant a couple times a day (depending on the dryness of your space). 

A cool humidity hack we've heard of is to set a container of water near the plant, as the evaporating water will increase the humidity.

Leaf care & pruning

  • Clean the leaves regularly will promote better light absorption for photosynthesis. Simply use a damp towel or cloth and wipe them down gently.
  • Yellowing or brown leaves can be removed at the base of the plant, immediately above the node, using a sharp, sterile knife. It is recommended to leave 1-2 leaves because a single node will often shoot off new leaves on its own. If there are small pale green flowers, let them develop. 

Propagation tips

When propagating an Anthurium fingers in water, we've had major success with using the division method. The division method is just gently remove soil to break up the mother plant (original anthurium pedatoradiatum mother plant in soil) into two or more smaller parts, where both the crown and roots are left in tact. Some roots are more acclimated to growing in soil than water. If you're propagating using the division method, we recommend cutting off the dirt roots off because the new root system comes in looking cleaner and less messy (overall, more aesthetically pleasing). But, it's totally optional if you decide to leave the roots on.

With the proper care and attention, you should see new growth in about 4-8 weeks!

Common issues & care info

Leaves Losing Color

Identification: The magenta hue in the anthurium's flowers are duller and darker, and some green will start creeping in from the edges

Cause: Don't worry, this is just a sign of old age! It’s normal for a mature spathe to show some fading in color over time. 

How to treat:When the flowers fade, you want to remove the faded small pale green flowers to open up more energy for your plant to grow fresh, colorful flowers. Simply, cut at the base of the flower stem, closest to the base of the plant. 

Flowers Turning Green

Identification: The anthurium pedatoradiatum flowers are turning green, starting from the edges, some new spathes are blooming in a green color

Cause: Not enough bright indirect light

How to treat:Anthurium Fingers are tropical plants that prefer a lot of indirect, bright light throughout the day. Of course, finding the perfect lighting conditions can be difficult at first. We recommend placing your plant across from a bright window (away from any direct sun contact). 

Leaves Turning Yellow or Drooping

Identification:Yellow or brown blotches on the leaves, the plant begins to droop to one side

Cause: Temperature and/or humidity imbalance. If signs continue to persists after a few weeks, it can be a sign of nutrient deficiency (meaning, the plant isn't receiving enough nutrients). 

How to treat:First start my removing any damaged leaves using a sterile knife or scissors. After, place your plant in a warmer area, away from any open windows or air vents. If you find that your home is generally dry, we recommend misting your plants daily or investing in a humidifier. To solve for nutrient deficiency, make sure to give your plant 1-2 drops of liquid nutrients every 4 weeks to help support growth.