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Care of the plant Anthurium crystallinum or Crystal Anthurium.

Care of the plant Anthurium crystallinum or Crystal Anthurium

The Anthurium genus, family Araceae, comprises more than 600 species of tropical plants native to tropical and subtropical regions of Central and South America. Some species are: Anthurium crystallinum, Anthurium scherzerianum, Anthurium andreanum, Anthurium pedato-radiatum, Anthurium rionegrense, Anthurium schlechtendalii.

Common name: Crystal Anthurium. This species is native to rainforest margins in Central and South America.

These tropical plants are interesting for their foliage and not for their flowers since they have large leaves (up to 50 cm in length) in the shape of a heart, velvety texture and showy white nerves well marked. The flowers appear in white spathe but have no ornamental interest. They bloom from mid-spring to late summer.

They are used as indoor or greenhouse plants.

Anthurium crystallinum needs a well-lit exposure, but without direct sunlight and temperatures above 15ºC.

The soil can be a mixture of peat with acidic soil and perlite. A commercial substrate for indoor plants can also be used.

Water regularly so that the soil is always wet; it is advisable to wait for the surface of the substrate to dry before re-watering. The environmental humidity should be high, for which a tray with moistened stones will be placed under the pot and the plant will be sprayed with warm water without lime every day during the spring and summer.

Fertilize every 15 days with mineral fertilizer for indoor plants in spring and summer.

They do not need pruning.

If the humidity is not adequate, they can be attacked by aphids, mealybugs or mites.

They can be propagated, in early spring, by division by rooting the new specimens in a pot with humid but not waterlogged peat.

Images of the plant Anthurium crystallinum or Crystal Anthurium

Anthurium crystallinum
Anthurium crystallinum
Anthurium crystallinum
 

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