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Anthurium crystallinum

Crystal anthurium

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.5m to 0.65m
  • Spread0.5m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourGreen yellow
  • Leaf ColourPink bronze
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Anthurium crystallinum (Crystal anthurium). This is a perennial large leaved species with leaves that are elliptical, with contrasting pale greenish white ribs and veins. The young leaves are bronze in colour. The flowers will bloom in narrow spathes of green, with yellow spadices borne throughout the year.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Epiphytic

Other common names

Strap flower

Origin

Columbia

Interest and use

Mainly grown for foliage interest but flowers are also unusual.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Loamy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

When grown under glass grow in sandy, loamy soil with filtered light in the summer and full light in the winter. When grown outdoors grow in moist fertile well-drained soil, with full light.

Propagation

Sow the seeds as soon as they are ripe.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch our for scale insects, mealy bugs.

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