Anthurium Clarinervium, Heart-shaped Anthurium, Velvet Cardboard Anthurium
Partial / Bright indirect light
From the dense rain forests of southern Mexico, this Anthurium adds an exotic feeling in any setting. Large delicate, dark, velvet heart shaped leaves with bright iridescent white veining – this is a true show stopper. Although slow growing it is an easy plant to maintain. Generating flowers on long stems that have the characteristic “spathe and spandix” of Anthurium genus, this plant is primarily appreciated for its dramatic foliage, producing numerous, long lasting leaves per year. You’ll be amazed at their texture – does it feel like leather or cardboard? And the silvery, slightly fuzzy-hairy features only add to the quirk.
The Anthurium Clarinervium has beautiful deep green leaves with white veins. If a little bit of light falls on it you will see a beautiful shimmer on the leaves. A real must-have for all plant lovers! Anthurium Clarinervium contains both male and female sexes on its flowers. To prevent self-pollination, nature ensures that the receptive female parts mature before the male pollen part, encouraging the likely pollination by a different plant.
Tactile, velvet-look plants are one of the biggest plant trends nowadays. And the Anthurium Clarinervium is one of the main proponents. With its sultry heart shaped leaves and contrasting white veins, it’s easy to see why this Anthurium has been so sought after. We doubt that it’ll be available for long, so get yours while you can. If given the correct care, which for this rain forest dweller means high humidity and moderate amounts of indirect light, it will reward you with a small pink-white flower on a pink spadix!
The Anthurium genus originates in Mexico, but this species has been specially selected for its easy adaptability to indoor environments. Naturally you want to give such a beautiful plant the right care in order to enjoy it optimally. So start this by finding the right place in your house. The Anthurium Clarinervium is best placed in a place with indirect light. In addition, try to ensure that you keep the humidity high. Spray the plant well every now and then.
Watering is best done once or twice a week. Check before watering the soil of the plant. It can remain slightly moist at all times, but do make sure the roots are not constantly wet. Is the top 2 centimeter soil dry? Then give the Anthurium Clarinervium a splash of water. In summer you can give some extra nutrition to the plant once every month. Keep in mind that plant rest during the winter. In this period you can water the plant a bit less. Make sure in winter that the plant is not in a cold room.
Anthurium Clarinervium vs. Crystallinum
Anthurium Clarinervium and Anthurium Crystallinum are often confused with each other. If you are unsure about which plant you have, here are some features to look out for. Remember, Clarinervium plants have distinguished cordate or heart shaped leaves. Crystallinum berries are white to violet in colour but Clarinervium has large, orange berries.
- One anthurium clarinervium ~ 8 – 12 inch
- One plastic pot ~ 11cm
Dos and Don’ts after receiving the plant
- Do not re-pot the plant immediately after receiving. We’ve taken care of that with better pot and rich soil.
- Keep the plant in indirect sunlight for 3 to 7 days.
- Always check the soil moisture and keep the plant hydrated all time. Do not over water it.