Anthurium andraenum 'Giant Chocolate' 45cm
Anthurium andraenum 'Giant Chocolate' in nursery pot ϕ -14cm x h-11,5 cm (Please note that decorative pot from the picture is not included, plant is in nursery pot)
Anthurium is a real eye-catcher even when not in bloom. It has stunning heart shaped, waxy leaves and very attractive chocolate-colored flowers. Anthuriums are houseplants that generally flower nearly year-round.The leaf color depends on light conditions. In higher light, leaves turn dark chocolate color. In low light condition, leaves are dark greenish brown.
Here’s a little secret: the beautiful heart-shaped “flowers” are not flowers! What makes these durable, easy-care houseplants so appealing are red, white, brown, pink, or purple waxy leaves called spathes that flare from the base of the fleshy spike where the actual tiny flowers grow. These indoor plants are epiphytes, a type of air plant that comes from warm, tropical regions where they either grow on the surface of other plants or in rich organic humus. Therefore as a houseplant, the Anthurium is extremely durable and requires little care.
light: She needs a good amount of light to thrive. She’ll love a bright room, but prefers to be away from direct sun.
watering: likes her soil lightly moist, but never soggy. Water her when the top two inches of soil are dry.
Humidity : Anthurium prefer higher humidity but do well to adapt to average home humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.
Care: anthurium plants does not require too much fertilizer. The plant only needs to be fertilized with a one-quarter strength fertilizer once every three to four months.
Temperature: The Anthurium prefers very warm temperatures, but don’t worry – these plants are extremely adaptable and can flourish in typical household temperature ranges. However, be careful of temperature extremes.
Toxicity: Important! Anthurium are poisonous if ingested, so be very careful if you have pets and/or small children. The sap can also cause skin irritation.
Origin: Originates from the tropical rainforests of Colombia, Guatemala and the Amazon region in Brazil.