This tropical small plant, native to Central America, grows to between 2-5 feet high. They prefer to be grown in semi-shade with regular waterings, and look best when given adequate humidity. They can tolerate a wide range of soil pH, but grow best in slightly acidic, well-drained soils.
The unique thing about Anthurium watermaliense is undoubtedly its unusual color. Its central spadix is light green or pink and its purple spathe contrasts nicely with its yellow to orange berries. It is grown in USDA Zone 9-11, although some enthusiasts are able to grow it outdoors in zones 7-10.
When grown in colder regions, Anthurium watermaliense is best kept in a container that can be easily brought inside during cold spells. It is important that you inspect the plant regularly and water when the soil is dry. They will thrive using a well-balanced fertilizer on a monthly basis; liquid is best but slow release pellets can also be used.
By doing regular maintenance and proper care, Anthurium watermaliense can be one of the most unique and attractive plants in your garden. With its beautiful color and extraordinary shapes, it truly stands out from the other plants in your garden, making it a must-have for green thumbs everywhere.