Another "plant pinch me" moment for us came last week when we spotted this unusual beauty on our plant run- we never imagined we'd find Amydrium at one of our regular suppliers- let alone at an affordable price point!
Amydrium, though sometimes confused with Monstera because of their fenestrated leaves, are a unique genus of aroid. Amydrium medium 'Silver' is a previously hard-to-find species with stunning leaves that come in a pale almost neon green, then harden off to a silvery blue color.
Like many aroids, Amydrium are climbing plants in the wild and when allowed to climb, their leaves change form as the plant matures. Leaves that start out small, and oblong in shape as juveniles transform into large, deeply lobed foliage with fenestrations along the mid-rib!
HOW TO CARE FOR AMYDRIUM MEDIUM 'SILVER':
Light requirements for Amydrium medium 'Silver': Amydrium do best in very bright indirect light. They may tolerate medium indirect light, but growth will be slower, leaves will be smaller, and the plant will be less full overall as it sheds leaves in order to find a balance between how many leaves the available light can support. If you want to grow your Amydrium on a pole and see it morph into mature form, you will need to grow it in bright indirect light.
Watering tips for Amydrium medium 'Silver': Amydrium will do best if you water when the top 1/3 of the soil is dry. Leaves will begin to look slightly limp when ready for water. Avoid letting the soil dry until the plant is totally limp as some of the roots and leaves may not recover from long periods of total dryness. If you need some help knowing when to water your plant a moisture meter is a helpful tool that can take out some of the guesswork!
The Best Soil for Amydrium medium 'Silver': Aroids like Amydrium medium 'Silver' grow best in a chunky, well-draining soil. We formulated our Folia Favorite Potting Mix with Aroids in mind!
Is Amydrium medium 'Silver' pet-safe? Amydrium are not pet-safe and can be toxic when consumed by pets. If you're looking for pet-safe plants, be sure to check out the Pet Safe category of the Plant Care Compendium!
Did you know? If you want larger, more mature leaves to develop, you'll need to give your Amydrium medium 'Silver' a moss pole or plank to climb.