Plant profile

Anthurium clarinervium

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Botanical name: Anthurium clarinervium

Named by: Eizi Matuda (1952)

Family: Araceae

Genus: Anthurium

Native area: Chiapas (Mexico)

Care difficulty: easy

Light preference: bright indirect light

Minimum temperature: 13°C (55°F)

Optimal temperature: 18-27°C (65-80°F)

Humidity: medium to high

Watering: Water when soil is almost dry

Fertilizing: 10-10-10, monthly

Soil: equal mix of coconut peat, orchid bark and perlite; lecca

pH: 5.5-6.5

Repotting: every two years

Speed of growth: moderate

Mature size: up to 60cm in height (2ft.)

Flower: spadix with small green spathe

Propagation: stem division

Pests: scale, spidermites, mealybugs, aphids, thrips

Diseases: Xanthomonas bacterial blight and spots, Ralstonia, Ralstonia; Rhizoctonia and Phytophthora fungal infections.

Toxicity: toxic (insoluble calcium oxalates)

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