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Zoom Anthurium Decipiens
Zoom Anthurium Decipiens
Zoom Anthurium Decipiens
Zoom Anthurium Decipiens
Zoom Anthurium Decipiens

Anthurium Decipiens

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Anthurium Decipiens is a relatively newly described species from Colombia. It is an exceptionally interesting, very large growing Anthurium producing massive, dark green leaves with red leaf venation that fades as it matures. The leaves are slightly leathery and bullate (bubbly) along the leaf veins. Leaves emerge bright red from pinkish-red sheaths.

It was once thought to be Anthurium Salgarense however a number of subtle (and not so subtle) differences has led to it being reclassified as its own species. One not so subtle difference is the rank smell produced by the flowers which are though to be an adaptation to attract certain fly pollinators. Don't worry though cultivated plants have never been recorded to produce this smell which is part of the reason why it has been confused with A. Salgarense.

    Anthurium Decipiens


    Caring for your Anthurium Decipiens


    In the wild these plants grow in wet forests at very high altitudes (1300-2000m) which likely makes them relatively cold tolerant (not frost) but less tolerant of extreme, dry heat. A cool, humid area is best for them. In their natural habitat they prefer bright filtered light and are found growing mostly on steep creek banks and road cuttings.

    Managing Growth

    They are currently about 20cm tall with 13cm leaves.

    These plants can eventually reach 3m tall with leaves over 1.5m long. Although this is unlikely in cultivation they will still become very large, striking feature plants over time.


    Like most Anthuriums these beauties should be grown in a very open medium consisting of mostly orchid bark. Water regularly in the warmer months, allowing the media to partially dry between watering. Water less in the cooler months to replicate the tropical dry season.

    For more detailed care information, please refer to the our Plant Care Guides.

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