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Anthurium veitchii, King Anthurium

Anthurium veitchii

King Anthurium
Family: Araceae
Origin: Colombia
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeRegular waterKeep soil moistOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white flowers

Anthurium veitchii is known as the king of anthuriums. It's not a particularly fast-growing plant, but it is easy to keep.

This small shrub, which typically grows to be between 2-5 feet tall, is native to Colombia and loves partial shade to shade. Regular watering is necessary to keep the soil moist, but not wet, as overwatering can cause rot. Anthurium veitchii produces white or off-white flowers with ornamental foliage that's sure to attract attention. This is an ideal choice for a houseplant, needing warmth and humidity, and will thrive in USDA Zone 9-11.

Those living in colder climates can still enjoy this plant thanks to its ability to be grown in a pot indoors. A well-draining, soilless potting mix is recommended for growing Anthurium veitchii inside a pot. While the pot should be watered more during the warmer months, it should be reduced during the winter season. The soil should remain moist, without becoming waterlogged, and it should be fertilized every few months. Temperature should also be kept relatively consistent and warm, with daytime temperatures between 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit and nighttime temperatures between 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit. As with all anthurium plants, direct sunlight should be avoided as this can cause scorching.

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