Anthurium dorayaki is a leaf ornamental plant that has large, green leaves that resemble elephant ears. The leaves are hollow like a bowl. The bright and exotic color of the leaves has a special attraction for plant lovers.
Anthurium dorayaki has the scientific name Anthurium clarinervium hybrid. This plant is synonymous with the elephant ear anthurium and the Japanese specialty dorayaki.
Characteristics of Anthurium Dorayaki
The leaves are bowl-shaped, thick, and green.
The leaves are white in color, forming a beautiful pattern or pattern on the surface of the leaf.
The stem of the plant is short so it has a rosette-looking leaf arrangement.
The leaf bones also stand out so that the plant looks sturdy.
Another advantage of Anthurium dorayaki is its short stem so that the arrangement of the leaves looks rosette. In addition, the pattern also looks attractive with symmetrical leaf vein strokes and a thick leaf texture that makes it look sturdy.
The appearance of this plant makes it much sought after by ornamental plant lovers because it is considered unique. This also makes the market price of this plant skyrocketed. Currently Anthurium dorayaki is one of the most popular types of anthurium on the market. One of the variants of this plant that is most sought after even by lovers of ornamental plants abroad is the Anthurium dorayaki domino variant which has a characteristic heart-shaped leaf but tends to be round. Another feature of this type is the leaf bones that appear more prominent so that this plant looks more sturdy.
How to Plant Anthurium Dorayaki
Prepare the necessary tools and materials! For example plants, Styrofoam, planting media, and pots.
Make sure the bottom of the pot has holes! The goal is to get rid of excess water and regulate the incoming air.
Cut the styrofoam into pieces!
Insert the styrofoam into the pot about a quarter of the height of the pot!
Insert the planting medium on top of the Styrofoam, more or less half of the pot!
Plant the dorayaki plant seeds right in the middle!
Put the planting medium back into the pot until the plant roots are covered!
How to Care for Anthurium Dorayaki
Anthurium likes growing media that can hold a certain amount of water. But also do not like the growing media that is too wet. Ideally the level of acidity or pH needed by anthurium ornamental plants is around 6.5. You can usually use a mixture of perlite, orchids, pine bark and peat. This is useful for anticipating in absorbing water.
The original habitat of the anthurium ornamental plant is a tropical forest with humid conditions. For maximum results, anthurium is ideally watered once a week. In addition, watering can also be adjusted to the conditions of the growing media. Check the planting medium by inserting a finger approximately two segments. Simply put, if the planting medium is dry as long as two knuckles, it is necessary to water it. On the other hand, if the soil is still wet, then you have to minimize watering so that the roots don’t rot.
Every plant needs sunlight to thrive. However, anthurium does not like direct sunlight. Because in this case it can cause the leaves to scorch and burn.
Temperature and Humidity
The most ideal temperature for growing anthurium plants is between 21° Celsius to 32° Celsius. Bearing in mind that if the anthurium is at a temperature below or above the ideal, the plant is susceptible to various diseases. In addition, humidity also affects the growth and development of plants. Anthurium flowers prefer an environment that has humidity ranging from 70% to 80%.
Fertilizer also has an important role for plant growth. The goal is to supply the required amount of nutrients. For example, giving liquid fertilizer containing phosphate to accelerate the emergence of flowers.