As the nights draw in it is time to bring foliage into our houses. This luscious looking anthurium is an unusual and appealing candidate, and so different from the familiar anthurium – Flamingo Flower.
The leaves of A. jungle king Lovely Green are large and beautifully shaped, with a leathery texture that is attractive because of its bright, bottle green colour. What look like flowers are in fact refined bracts or spathes, in this case in matt burgundy, which enclose the tiny star-like flowers held on a spike.
Anthuriums come from a family of over 600 flowers which includes arum lilies. They are indigenous to Colombia, Guatemala and the Amazon regions of Brazil, where they flourish in the branches of trees. They are epiphytic which mean that, like Orchids, they do not drain nutrients from the trees, simply use them as a base from which they can catch light filtering through the canopy which would not reach the ground. This helps with understanding their care, which is easy but specific.
One last thing, A. jungle king Lovely Green not only provides visual green respite in your house, but it also quietly works away at improving the atmosphere by removing CO2.
Available in two sizes:
- Small, 12 cm pot
- Large, 30 cm pot
Due to limited availability, in store purchase only.
Dimensions: Small: H:55cm, W:25cm; Large: H:70cm, W:50cm (sizes aproximate)
Position: In good light but avoid bright sunlight
Care: Water regularly but allow soil almost to dry out before watering. Use rain water if possible to avoid chlorine. Protect from temperatures below 15 degrees. Apply a light fertilizer monthly in the summer. Prefers humidity so regularly mist leaves. Repot as necessary in spring in well draining, indoor potting compost.