Anthurium Clarinervium, aka Velvet Cardboard Anthurium or White-Veined Anthurium, is a drop-dead gorgeous species of Anthurium that produces deep green, heart-shaped leaves, each possessing a labyrinth of cream veins. Unlike other Anthuriums, this variety is not known for its flowers, but rather for its velvety, leathery foliage that will make you stop in your tracks.
They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to underwater or give the soil a check before you water again. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
They like a high humidity environment, give them a mist daily or as often as possible. Alternatively, you can put them around a humidifier. Although they won't die if they don't receive enough humidity, their leaves may have some dry, crunchy, or yellow edges.
Try to keep your plant in a chunkier soil mix, if possible, as they are true aroids and love lots of air circulation throughout their soil, not having it stay moist for long periods of time. New growth will be more of a green-rust colour, fading into the deep green of the older leaves as it develops and matures.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.