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Anthurium crystallinum
  • RHS AGM

crystal anthurium

A. crystallinum is an epiphytic perennial with broadly elliptic or ovate, dark velvety-green leaves to 45cm in length, with white main veins. Flowering spathes to 8cm in length, narrow, green, with yellow spadix, borne intermittently all year round

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Yellow Green White
Summer Green Yellow Green White
Autumn Green Yellow Green White
Winter Green Yellow Green White
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1A
Botanical details
Family
Araceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Anthurium are evergreen perennials, usually epiphytic and sometimes climbing, with large, simple or palmately lobed leaves, and spike-like flowering spadices each subtended by a colourful flat spathe

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Panama to Columbia

How to grow

Cultivation

Plant with the crowns just above the surface and cover with moss to prevent the uppermost roots from drying out. Grow under glass or indoors epiphytically in a mix of 1 part fibrous loam, 1 part coarse sand and 2-3 parts leaf mould with a little charcoal. Filtered light, constant temperature (min 16°C) and high humidity required in summer and full light in winter. In the growing season water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser. Can be grown outdoors epiphytically in a warm, moist site or in moist, coarse, humus-rich soil

Propagation

Propagate by seed at 24 to 27°C as soon as ripe or propagate by division in winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
  • Cut flowers
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

mealybug and scale insects may be a problem

Diseases

May be subject to leaf spot

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