10 - 15cm Anthurium Vittarifolium 10.5cm Pot House Plant

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The Anthurium vittarifolium, known for its long, strap-like leaves, is a distinctive and elegant tropical plant. Here's a guide to help you care for it effectively:

Description

  • Leaves: The most striking feature of the Anthurium vittarifolium are its pendulous, ribbon-like leaves. They can grow remarkably long, sometimes reaching several feet in length. The leaves are typically bright green, smooth, and have a glossy finish.
  • Flowers: Like other anthuriums, it produces flowers, but they are often less conspicuous compared to the dramatic foliage. The flowers are typical of the genus, with a spadix and spathe, usually in subtle colours.
  • Growth Habit: This plant has a climbing or trailing habit, often requiring support as it grows.

Care Guide

  1. Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, while too little light can stunt growth and reduce leaf size.

  2. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Overwatering can lead to root rot.

  3. Humidity: Thrives in high humidity environments. Consider placing it in a humid room like a bathroom or use a humidifier. Misting can also help but is not a substitute for overall ambient humidity.

  4. Temperature: Prefers warm temperatures, ideally between 18°C to 27°C. Avoid placing it in areas with cold drafts or sudden temperature changes.

  5. Soil: A well-draining, aerated potting mix is ideal. You can use a mix designed for orchids or aroids, or make your own with peat, pine bark, and perlite.

  6. Fertilising: Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertiliser diluted to half-strength every month during the growing season. Do not over-fertilise, as this can damage the roots.

  7. Support: As it grows, you may need to provide support for the trailing leaves. A moss pole or trellis works well.

  8. Pruning: Pruning is not typically necessary but can be done to remove any yellowed or damaged leaves. This encourages new growth and keeps the plant looking tidy.

  9. Repotting: Repot every 2-3 years or when the plant becomes root-bound. Use a slightly larger pot each time to accommodate the growing root system.

  10. Pests and Problems: Watch out for common pests like aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Also, be aware of signs of overwatering, such as yellowing leaves or a musty smell from the soil.

Remember, each plant is unique, and its needs can vary slightly depending on its environment and the conditions in your home. Regular observation and slight adjustments to your care routine can help keep your Anthurium vittarifolium healthy and thriving.

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  • Plants are supplied in plastic nursery pots unless stated in the product title.

  • Plants are not for consumption unless stated as edible.

  • Plant heights can fluctuate +/- 10%.

  • Our plants are kept at our tropical nursery in Yorkshire where we maintain an average temperature of 18c.
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