Striking and unique: the Anthurium Clarinervium
The Anthurium Clarinervium is a real attention-grabber. With its large, dark leaves adorned with striking veins, your eyes are simply drawn to it. It’s also quite different from other Anthuriums, that have brightly coloured flowers. Curious about this extraordinary houseplant? Read on for its background, fun facts, and care tips!
The Anthurium Clarinervium belongs to the Araceae family and originates from the tropical rainforests of Mexico. What makes this plant so special, are its remarkable heart-shaped leaves with gray-white veins resembling blood vessels. These veins create a beautiful contrast against the deep green foliage, making the plant a true work of art. Hence, it is often referred to as the velvet cardboard Anthurium or white-veined Anthurium.
A few fun facts about the Anthurium Clarinervium:
- Due to its heart-shaped leaves, the plant is often associated with love and romance.
- In its native rainforest habitat it grows as an epiphyte. This means it grows on other plants, clinging to tree branches with its aerial roots.
- Like other Anthuriums, the Clarinervium also possesses air-purifying qualities and can help improve indoor air quality.
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Caring for the Anthurium Clarinervium
A few Anthurium Clarinervium care tips to enjoy it to the fullest:
- Since the plant grows as an epiphyte, it obtains nutrients and water from the air through its roots.
- It thrives in warmth and high humidity. As it typically grows under the tree canopy of the tropical rainforest, it enjoys ample light but not direct sunlight. A spot with mostly indirect light is ideal.
- Water the plant twice a week during summer and reduce it to once a week during winter. Occasionally misting the plant with a spray bottle can also be beneficial.