Anthurium longissimum, Anthurium

Anthurium longissimum

Family: Araceae
Origin: Central America, South America
Vine or creeper plantSemi-shadeRegular waterEpiphyte plantOrnamental foliage

Anthurium longissimum is a beautiful plant native to Central America and South America. A type of vine or creeper, this plant can reach great heights when fully mature. While Anthurium longissimum is hardy and can survive in a variety of climates, it thrives primarily in USDA Zones 9-11.

This plant prefers semi-shade, making it a good choice for warm climates. It is an epiphyte, which means it relies on air alone for nutrition, not soil. It is one of the few plants that can survive without a rooted potting substrate. To plant Anthurium longissimum, you can hang it in a pot, hang it in a tree, or place it on a wall with substrate to keep it in place.

Anthurium longissimum loves regular water, and should be watered weekly or so to ensure the soil is kept just moist. This plant is known for its ornamental foliage and shape, making it a great choice for any garden.

In regions that experience cold weather, Anthurium longissimum should be grown in a container. Choose a good quality, well draining potting mix to create the ideal environment for your plant. To keep the soil from drying out more quickly, adding a few handfuls of perlite can help. Additionally, it is important to move a pot of Anthurium longissimum to a sheltered area during cold weather, such as a porch or garage. This will help to keep it from freezing and provide a more stable environment.

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