Anthurium clarinervium is native to Mexico and is part of the Araceae family. Anthurium clarinervium are terrestrial and grow laterally, leaves are broadly ovate with velvety leaf blades, the principle veins are pale, leaves have a narrow or closed sinus.
The genus Anthurium is derived from the Greek ‘anthos’ for flower and ‘oura’ meaning tail; 'flower-tail', which probably refers to the tail-like spadix. The specific epithet comes from the Latin clari meaning bright and nervi meaning fibre, ligament, nerve - this is thought to be a reference to the whitish leaf veins.
Pot: ø 12cm.
Height: Approximately 30cm from base of pot.
Light: Bright shade, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive.
Water: Allow the first 2-3 inches of mix to dry out, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.
Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark and worm castings.
Fertilising: Feed your plant every other watering during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.
Temperature: Ideally 18-24°C.
Humidity: These Anthurium prefer higher humidity but do well to adapt to average home humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.
Anthurium are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children
How do you take care of Anthurium clarinervium?
Take care of Anthurium clarinervium keeping it in bright indirect light, this plant will tolerate lower light during their dormant period in winter. Keep soil moist during the growing season (March-September), allowing it to dry a little in between watering. Water sparingly in winter. Feed every 6-8 weeks during the growing period. Use a barky potting mix for good drainage, this also allows the roots to breathe.
Is Anthurium clarinervium a good indoor plant?
Anthurium clarinervium is an ideal indoor plant. It thrives best when kept in temperatures between 18-21°C and away from cold draughts.
Should I mist my Anthurium?
Misting the plant only aids humidity momentarily, Anthurium prefer higher humidity conditions, between 60-80%. Higher humidity can be achieved by grouping plants together, using a humidifier and placing your plant on a tray of watered pebbles.
How do you propagate Anthurium clarinervium?
Propagate Anthurium clarinervium by cutting a 6 inch stem with at least 2 or 3 sets of leaves on it, then prepare a 10-inch diameter pot 3/4 full with a well-drained potting soil. Place your cutting in a 2-3 inch hole in the soil, cut end first, then water until saturated. It’s important to keep cuttings well watered for the first four to six weeks until their roots have properly developed.
Can you root Anthurium in water?
It’s possible to root Anthurium in water, however, doing so will require more care and maintenance on your part. It’s much easier to keep your Anthurium clarinervium in a pot with a barky potting mix, allowing the plant to grow as it would in its natural environment.