Anthurium Crystallinum, Crystal Anthurium
Partial / Bright indirect light
Anthurium Crystallinum is a species of flowering plant in the family Araceae, native to rainforest margins in Central and South America, from Panama to Peru. It is an epiphytic perennial, characterized by large, velvety oval leaves with prominent white veining, and inflorescence with green spathes and pale green spadices throughout the year.
Like all Anthurium species, Anthurium Crystallinum changes as it grows. The juvenile leaf blades sometimes only vaguely resemble the adult blades. Anthurium species are known to be highly variable and not every leaf of every specimen will always appear the same. New leaf blades as well as the undersides of the adult leaf and petiole are sometimes tinged red-violet.
Like other Anthuriums it also doesn’t like direct sunlight and the leaves can be burned. Keep in bright indirect light and well draining media. It doesn’t need much care but while doing so always think about the Amazon rain forest. This plant requires a lot of humidity to grow well. That’s why it is better to place this plant with other indoor plants.
Anthurium Crystallinum and Anthurium Magnificum are not the same plant. We often see Crystallinum are being sold under the name of Magnificum and vice versa. And there are hybrids available as well. Although they look very similar they are only distantly related. Both are endemic to Colombia; however Crystallinum is also found in Peru and Panama. Crystallinum is mostly epiphytic while Magnificum tends to be found on the ground. Magnificum leaves grow much bigger than Crystallinum but the silvery veins are much bolder and prominent on Crystallinum leaves.
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.