Anthurium Species, Flamingo Flower, Tail Flower, Velvet Cardboard Anthurium

Anthurium clarinervium

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anthurium (an-THUR-ee-um) (Info)
Species: clarinervium (klar-ih-NER-vee-um) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Velvet/Fuzzy

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

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

Bartow, Florida

Big Pine Key, Florida

Boca Raton, Florida

Miami, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 24, 2012, jrtinker from Palmer, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

Native to Mexico, this rare and beautiful Anthurium is an easy house plant. I grew mine from seeds that set on a friend's plant. It prefers low to medium light and high humidity. The small green flowers are odd but not spectacular. When they pollinate, the orange berries are very interesting.

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On Sep 4, 2009, _renee_ from Wellington,
New Zealand (Zone 10a) wrote:

I grow this as a houseplant and love it to bits, the foliage is stunning and I've found it easy to grow. I water it when I remember - it gets thoroughly dry between waterings - and I've never fertilised it in the three years I've had it, though I probably will this year. Every year it puts on new leaves (and flowers, but I cut those off - they're insignificant). It gets no direct sun and the room it is in gets morning sun only.

One thing I've noticed is that every time I water it, the leaves 'cry' - they drip water. At first I wondered whether I was overwatering it, but it seems to drip even with only a light watering. Something to look out for if you've got it on a wooden surface, as the drips can mark the wood.

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