Grape Anthurium (Anthurium scandens)
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This little legend is a compact growing Anthurium found in the wild from Mexico to Costa Rica! It has a very compact and sculptural growth habit that makes it a great plant to add a little bit of interest to the home. It produces small (for an Anthurium) dark green, matte subvelvety leaves that are oval to lance shaped. It produces small green flowers that will develop into clusters of little purple berries that resmble mini bunches of grapes, hence the common name, Grape Anthurium. The flowers are fairly un-spectacular, you grow these guys for their beautiful leaves and interesting habit!
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. Best to position it somewhere where it ins't going to drop little purple berries on your white furiture or carpet or just cut the spathe off before it matures.
These plants are currently about 20cm tall and will remain fairly compact only getting to about 50cm tall when fully grown. No need to throw out furniture for this guy just knock that horrendous vase your mother-in-law bought you off the counter and replace it with something greener (wink wink).
Greeting your Anthurium scandens
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.
Anthurium Care Guide
- Coming soon but in the meantime treat them as you would an Orchid!