I’m Grown In-House.
Anthurium Crystallinum are found in tropical forests in the wild in parts of South America and Mexico. It’s big heart shaped leaves that are a dark green and has a velvet texture and sheen to them, they have a silver veining that runs throughout the whole leaf creating a beautiful contrast. When a new leaf comes through it is a burnt orange colour that slowly turns a light green until settling as a mature dark green leaf. They do flower although the flowers are quite underwhelming and so the leaves remain the stars of the show. This plant is slow growing and will grow to a maximum height of 25 inches and spread of 15 inches.
It is toxic to animals and humans
This plant comes with a free 6 cm nursery pot.
It does not come with the ceramic pot shown in the pictures. But if you would love one too you can add your own Deep Rooted Potagate Pot to your basket.
This plant may have been watered before shipping – please do not water upon arrival unless the soil is completely dry.
Care Guide for your Anthurium Crystallinum
What Lighting Do I Need For My Anthurium Crystallinum?
Part sun, part shade (indirect light) – Plants with this requirement are easy to find a perfect spot for. West or East facing windows are great for your Anthurium Crystallinum, or even a spot a short distance from a very sunny window.
*Top Tip: Plants grow towards light, rotate your Anthurium every time you water to help it grow evenly.
How Often Do I Need To Water My Crystallinum?
Medium demand – *Always check how damp the soil is before watering*
Water well, and then let the soil almost dry out before watering again. If the plant gets too much water, it is at risk of rot.
Water type unsensitive – Normal tap water is fine for your Anthurium.
What Temperature Is Best For My Anthurium?
The recommended temperature for your new house plant to thrive, making it happy and healthy, is between 16 °C-27 ° C.
How Do I Fertilise My Anthurium Crystallinum?
Only fertilise your Anthurium Crystallinum if it is actively growing (putting out new leaves).
Use a weak fertiliser at half the recommended dose if you are not sure. Most house plants will go dormant in winter and stop growing so will not need to be fertilised.
If you fertilise a dormant plant, it will not absorb the nutrients. The nutrients will instead stay in the soil and can cause chemical burns to your house plant.
To avoid chemical burns to your house plant, use a natural fertiliser for your Anthurium, like our Silver Soil Booster.
What Humidity Is Best For This House Plant?
High humidity (Between 70-100%) – This means keeping them in a warm, humid, draft free location. You can increase humidity by either using pebble trays under your pots, grouping plants close together, misting in the morning, and of course using a humidifier.
What Is The Best Soil For Crystallinum?
Aroid mix – These plants have thick, chunky root systems that require something to grip onto, while still being aerated & quick-draining. Try 2-parts coco coir + 1-part peat free compost + 1-part pine bark + 2-parts perlite.
Alternatively, we have the perfect pre-made Aroid Mix.
Is Anthurium Crystallinum Toxic?
Toxic – This house plant is likely to be toxic if ingested by humans and animals.
As with any house plant, please do not repot within 2 weeks of delivery as you need your plant to acclimatise to your house and recover from the stress of shipping.