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A wonderful addition to tropical plant collection, Anthurium crenatum is endemic the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands. It is somewhat similar to Anthurium hookeri. Described as a "typical plant of the Antillean humid forests", this species is occurs primarily in moist forest, growing on trees and rocks. It is usually found growing in clusters.
An attractive species with slender leaves and a graceful semi-pendant spike of vivid red berries. Slender, deep green leather leaves form a loose upright rosette about 18in tall. An interesting species that in nature has a close relationship with ants. According to Benzing, the seeds resemble the pupae of ants, and are collected by arboreal ant species and placed in the nest where they germinate. Self pollinating, and fruits regularly. Beautiful strings of red seeds hang from the plant most of the year. Grows in shade.
For those that love jungly plants. Their enormous wrinkly leaves have an almost cardboard like texture and grow to about 2ft. Used in places that have good natural light and lots of space and could benefit from a little bit of drama... In the wild it is epiphytic or epilithic (meaning that it grows without soil either on trees, or in the rocks. Do not plant too deeply, keep moist but not soaked. Beware of slugs and snails, eliminate them with bait or pick them up at night. Wash the foliage regularly to control mites. Mulch abundantly, and fertilize monthly.
The true species produces white berries while the hybrid plant produces red berries.
Showy cultivar of Anthurium with variegated flowers. Some flowers display very interesting designs with dots, spots and stripes. Very rare in cultivation.