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Anthurium crystallinum
Scientific Name: Anthurium crystallinum Linden & Andre, in Linden
Synonym:
Family: Araceae
Anthurium  crystallinum
Anthurium crystallinum in the New York Botanical Garden greenhouse
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 25
USDA: 10-11

Frost Tolerance: Keep inside in winter, above 60 F (16 C)

Heat Tolerance: unknown, needs constant high humidity

Sun Exposure: Light shade to shade

Origin: Panama to Peru in the tropical forest

Growth Habits: Tender perennial to 24 inches tall (60 cm), 24 inches spread (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Abundant water and humidity

Propagation: Root division in spring


Anthurium crystallinum is an ornamental-foliage type anthurium. It needs warm and humidity to look at its best. When kept as a house plant, it needs bright light.

Cultural Practices:
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.

Blooming Habits:
The flowers of the Anthurium crystallinum have a purplish-red spath with a green spadix. They are long lasting and come intermittently.

Fruiting Habits:


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