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PlantFiles: King Anthurium
Anthurium veitchii

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

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

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Bloom Time:
Blooms all year


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)

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jv123 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.


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

Big Pine Key, Florida
Deland, Florida
Loxahatchee, Florida
Miami, Florida

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