anthurium clarinervium

Anthurium Clarinervium

Anthurium Clarinervium is a magnificent foliage plant in the Araceae family which is very different from the Anthuriums we can see in supermarket or garden centres. The leaves are dark green, heart-shaped and quite thick with a velvety texture which has white veins forming an interesting pattern. The leaves can grow around 30 cm long. Anthurium Clarinervium is native to the southern part of Mexico, and it grows naturally as an epiphyte. It is a must-have plant for houseplant collectors. The flowers are small and not as attractive as those of many Anthurium species. Anthurium Clarinervium is easy to grow.

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Care:

Light: Anthurium Clarinervium likes medium to bright indirect light and can’t stand direct sunlight. So keep it a little bit further from the window.

Temperature: During the growing season, the optimal temperature is 18 to 23°C, and during the dormancy period the minimum temperature is 12 to 15°C. It likes high humidity as well. To increase the humidity around the plant you can use a humidifier near your Anthurium, or mist it periodically, or use a pebble tray under its pot.

Water: Keep the soil just slightly moist during the growing season (March-Sept) and let the top part of the soil to dry a bit before watering. Always check the top inch of the soil with your finger before watering the plant!

Fertilising: Rarely but regularly during the growing season (March-Sept) in every two months with half strength general houseplant fertiliser.

Potting: it needs light, loose, well-draining soil. Mix orchid barks and peat moss soil with perlite.

Propagation: Anthurium plants are propagated by plant division.

Toxicity: All parts of the plant is toxic to cats and dogs when ingested.