Anthurium pseudospectabile , Long Leaf Anthurium, Phantom Anthurium

Anthurium pseudospectabile

Long Leaf Anthurium, Phantom Anthurium
Family: Araceae
Origin: Central America
USDA Zone: 11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular water

Anthurium pseudospectabile is a stunning foliage featuring long and wavy leaves with hint of grey around the edges reaching up to 2-5 feet in height. The flowers are mostly concealed by the leaves, which is why it is sometimes called the Phantom Anthurium. The Long Leaf Anthurium is an excellent accent plant for all tropical interiors, and can be grown in a bright shaded area or semi-shaded areas.

The Long Leaf Anthurium needs regular watering, but don't let the soil become too soggy. Water thoroughly, but slightly less frequently in winter. Even if it doesn't require high humidity most of the time, an occasional misting will ensure it stays happy and looking its best. It is hardiest in USDA Zone 11, although it can still grow in colder regions by being kept in a container and brought indoors where temperatures drop.

Anthurium pseudospectabile is a very low maintenance plant and is forgiving of neglect, but it thrives with regular feeding during the growing season. Fertilize the plant no more than once a month with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength. When grown in a pot use a well draining potting soil and a pot with drainage holes to ensure the roots never become waterlogged. A warm humid environment is ideal, as is regular misting and careful watering to keep the soil just moist.

Overall, the Anthurium pseudospectabile is a great small plant for bringing a tropical look to your home. With the proper care it can bring brightness and beauty to your interior space for years to come.

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