anthurium veitchii plant care

Anthurium veitchii

Anthurium veitchii, commonly known as Veitch's Anthurium or King Anthurium, is a species of flowering plant in the arum family also known as the Araceae family. This tropical plant is native to Colombia and Ecuador, where it can be found growing in rainforests as an epiphyte. Epiphytic plants often grow on trees or rocks in their native habitat.

When it comes to its foliage, Anthurium veitchii has large dark green leaves that are deeply lobed with prominent silver-white veins.  Its leaves can grow up to six feet tall in its natural habitat, but indoor plant enthusiasts have reported Anthurium Veitchii plants with leaves that are up to three feet long.  

As a houseplant, Anthurium veitchii can be grown in well-drained soil or in sphagnum moss alternatively.  While the dark green foliage is the main attraction of Anthurium veitchii, it does produce small, inconspicuous flowers on a long and slender spadix that emerges from the center of the plant. The spadix is surrounded by a colorful spathe, which is typically green but can vary in color.

When it comes to caring for Anthurium veitchii prefers warm temperatures in the range of 65 to 800F. Anthurium veitchii, also prefers bright indirect light, well-draining soil, and relatively high humidity.  A tray with rocks and water can provide some of the humidity.  Alternatively, regular misting or the use of a humidifier can help. Keeping this plant in a glass cabinet is also helpful just make sure there is consistent air flow, and its pot does not sit in water.  Fertilizing this plant during the growing season will also help the plant thrive.

Like with most plants, proper care and attention is essential to keep this plant thriving and looking its best indoors.

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