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.
Anthurium Care Guide
Caring for your Anthurium vittariifolium
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Our plant packaging is designed by people know how to keep plants fresh and healthy in transit. Your plants will enjoy a comfortable trip directly from our greenhouse to your door in just a few of days. Your plant will not have to deal with the stress of being bare rooted for transport (how most plants are sent) and you won’t have to deal with the mess and fuss of potting up your new plant when you receive it.
The plastic pot will be wrapped in a calico bag to keep the soil in place, it will then be tied into a specially designed cardboard insert which will keep it stable and upright throughout its journey. The insert will be glued in place on top of your cardboard wrapped ceramic pot to hold it down and your plant up!
Your plant will come in its plastic pot which we make sure fits perfectly in whichever ceramic pot you choose. Our packaging has been designed to allow us to send your beautiful ceramic pot along with your plant, fully potted, yep in soil, together in the same box.
The thing that we’re most proud of is that our packaging is fully recyclable and re-useable so you don’t have to feel bad about generating more packaging waste. In fact you should feel awesome because ordering from us, online, will generate way less emissions than if you were to drive to the nursery to buy a plant. The only plastic you get will be the plastic pot that your plant comes in and these can be re-used or recycled.
Please note, due to quarantine restrictions on plants and soil, we are not able to deliver plants to WA, NT and TAS.
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