Anthurium clarinervium is part of the Araceae family. This particular specimen has large heart shaped leaves. The leaves are initially small and metallic purple, maturing into a shimmering, dark green with a prominent midrib and lateral veins. A.clarinervium are native to Mexico and are terrestrial growers.
Height: Approximately 55cm from base of pot.
Secrets to success
Temperature: Temperatures between 18-21°C. Keep Anthurium away from draughts.
Light: Bright indirect light is best but they will tolerate lower light during their dormant period in winter.
Water: Keep soil moist during the growing season (March-September), allowing it to dry a little in between watering. Water sparingly in winter.
Air humidity: This plant prefers higher humidity, between 60-80% Higher humidity can be achieved by grouping plants together, misting, using a humidifier and placing your plant on a tray of watered pebbles.
Fertilising: Feed every 6-8 weeks during the growing period.
Potting mix: Use a barky potting mix for good drainage, this also allows the roots to breathe.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.