Anthurium veitchii - King Anthurium
Anthurium veitchii is also called "King Anthurium," and for good reason - its elongated, ruffled leaves grow to mammoth proportions. On the mature plant, each heart-shaped leaf can reach 3' or more in length! New leaves emerge a lustrous copper color and eventually darken to shiny dark green with bright veins, textured from top to bottom. Native to the South American rainforests of Colombia, the Anthurium veitchii is epiphytic, meaning that in its native habitat it grows from tree branches rather than terrestrially in the soil.
As a rainforest plant, Anthurium veitchii prefers high humidity and bright indirect light when grown indoors as a houseplant. With regular watering, the King Anthurium makes an easy to care for, exotic addition to your indoor plant collection.
• Light: Medium to bright, indirect light. Direct morning sun is okay.
• Water: Water thoroughly when the top half of soil dries out
• Considerations: Protect this plant from drafts from heating vents and cold outside air. If you choose to repot after the plant's acclimation period, use a coarse soil mix. Aroid Mix or Orchid Mix would suit this plant well.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Anthurium veitchii that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 2" nursery pot. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size, color, and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos. Bloom color, size, and quantity will vary.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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