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Anthurium veitchii

King anthurium

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Features

  • BloomsJanuary to December
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourCream pink
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Anthurium veitchii (King anthurium). This species is an upright perennial with leaves that are oblong-ovate and glossy dark green. The spathes are pure white with cream or pale pink spadices; they can bloom at any time of the year.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Epiphytic

Other common names

Flamingo flower

Origin

Columbia

Interest and use

Grown for the foliage in some cases and others for their bright flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessTropical (min 17°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Frost tender, min 15C. Prefers bright light in winter and indirect sun in summer; needs a fairly moist atmosphere and moist, but not waterlogged, peaty soil.

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects, aphids and root mealy bugs.

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