Are you looking for a leaf that will strike all of your senses all at once, but not stress you out with maintenance and care requirements? The Velvet Cardboard Anthurium may be for you. Leaves unfurl into African Mask-like foliage with the veining creating a stunning contrast between light and dark coloration. The heart-shaped leaves appear pendulous off of thin stems and dance in the slightest breeze. Upon feeling the leaves, they will remind you of your favorite pair of satin jammies, soft and luxurious.
Ed's Plant Profile
- Botanical Name: Anthurium clarinervium
- Common Name: Velvet Cardboard Anthurium
- Family: Araceae
- Native Range: Ecuador
Ed's Care Guide
- Care: Easy
- Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. Direct light will cause leaves to burn.
- Water: Keep soil moist during spring and summer
- Humidity: Keep humidity levels as close to 50% as possible, as low-humidty can lead to leaf damage
- Temperature: 65-80F with sufficient air circulation
- Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves.
- Feeding: Fertilize every 4-6 weeks with balanced fertilizer for optimum growth
- Propagation: Division, Stem Cuttings
- Common Pests: Look out for thrips, mealybugs, scale, and spider mites
- Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets