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This beautiful plant is found in the wilds of the neo-tropics from Columbia, Brazil, Equador and Peru. This species is one of a number of Anthuriums collectively referred to as strap-leaved Anthuriums, suprise, suprise, due to the strap like appearance of the leaves! It has a very attractive pendulous growth habit that makes it a great plant to add a little bit of interest to the home. It produces long, dark green, matte subvelvety and of course, strap-shaped leaves. The flowers are fairly insignificant, you grow these guys for their beautiful leaves and interesting habit!
These plants currently have leaves about 20-30cm long. The new leaves will get longer and longer as the plant matures. Leaves can reportedly reach as long as 2.4m but will rarely grow wider than 10cm.
Fitting your A. vittariifolium to a pot
These plants are shipped in a 1.5L nursery pot that is wrapped in a calico bag to keep the soil in during transport. They will fit any pot from our Classic Pot Range. Don't worry about the shape, we sort that out for you based on the ceramic you choose!
Wait until the top few centimetres of potting media has dried out before watering heavily. These plants will require regular watering to keep them moist however they should be potted in a very light, coarse media such as orchid bark to ensure adequate drainage and prevent them becoming waterlogged.
Lots of bright indirect light and a humid position is great for these beauties! They are pretty tolerant of cooler temperatures and can be grown outdoors in most Sydney suburbs that don't experience regular winter frosts.