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PlantFiles: Anthurium
Anthurium clavigerum

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anthurium (an-THUR-ee-um) (Info)
Species: clavigerum (klav-IG-er-um) (Info)

Synonym:Anthurium panduratum

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds
Provides winter interest
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:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Monocromatico On Jul 24, 2004, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

I donīt know much about this plant. The only specimens I saw were cultivated in the Botanical Garden (where it was starting to propagate from seed). It was growing on organic soil, but seedlings could be found as epiphytes on trees too.

It has very large, palmate-lobbed leaves, coming from a thick stem, emerging from a tubercule. The plant can become quite large. The inflorescences are very different from most cultivated Anthuriums, yet very interesting. The bract is wavy, very long, in a scarlet color. The floral spike is plain purple, and very long - something around 50-60 centimeters. I didnīt notice any smell.

So, about cultivation methods, I can say that it was growing both on soil and on tree barks, under partial shade, high moisture, and high temperatures. I believe there are more informations about this on the internet.


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

Lakeland, Florida

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