King Anthurium
Anthurium veitchii

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anthurium (an-THUR-ee-um) (Info)
Species: veitchii (VEET-chee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Green

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Big Pine Key, Florida

Deland, Florida

Loxahatchee, Florida

Miami, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 19, 2014, jv123 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I've had this anthurium for 5 years now, but have yet to see the giant leaves on my specimen. I have it in a pot, seeing as I am in zone 8b. It does okay with minimal attention, and is ok on the dry side. However, thrips will absolutely destroy the new leaves. Since the large, shiny, long-lasting leaves are the main draw of this plant for me, I have to watch it carefully for signs of thrips every once in a while. Otherwise I'll have a leaf that looks bad for a year.