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Anthurium crystallinum (Crystal anthurium)

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Anthurium crystallinum

Other names

Crystal anthurium

Genus

Anthurium Anthurium

Species

A. crystallinum - A. crystallinum is an evergreen perennial for indoor use. It has large, dark green, heart-shaped leaves with prominent white veins. Periodically throughout the year, it produces flowers in the form of green spathes with a yellow spadix.


Anthurium crystallinum is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact

Toxicity

All parts are poisonous. Ingestion usually does not occur because chewing quickly causes painful irritation of the mouth and throat.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow, Green in All seasons

Foliage

Dark-green, White, Veined in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs , Scale insects Mealybugs , Scale insects

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Propagation

Sow seed at 24-27C when ripe. Divide in winter.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Anthurium crystallinum (Crystal anthurium) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Flower Arranging, Greenhouse

Cultivation

Grow indoors in 1 part fibrous loam, 1 part coarse sand and 2-3 parts leaf mould with tadded charcoal, covering the crowns with moss. Avoid temperature fluctuations and direct sunlight.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Anthurium crystallinum

Other names

Crystal anthurium

Genus

Anthurium Anthurium

Species

A. crystallinum - A. crystallinum is an evergreen perennial for indoor use. It has large, dark green, heart-shaped leaves with prominent white veins. Periodically throughout the year, it produces flowers in the form of green spathes with a yellow spadix.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact

Toxicity

All parts are poisonous. Ingestion usually does not occur because chewing quickly causes painful irritation of the mouth and throat.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow, Green in All seasons

Foliage

Dark-green, White, Veined in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs , Scale insects

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Propagation

Sow seed at 24-27C when ripe. Divide in winter.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Anthurium crystallinum (Crystal anthurium) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Flower Arranging, Greenhouse

Cultivation

Grow indoors in 1 part fibrous loam, 1 part coarse sand and 2-3 parts leaf mould with tadded charcoal, covering the crowns with moss. Avoid temperature fluctuations and direct sunlight.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 12, Zone 11

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Anthurium crystallinum (Crystal anthurium)

Common pest name

pink wax scale; red was scale; ruby wax scale

Scientific pest name

Ceroplastes rubens

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Based on its biology and low potential impact continued action on this pest in the UK would not be considered appropriate. It is likely to be of more concern to southern Member States of the EU; as it is an economic pest of citrus.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Anthurium crystallinum (Crystal anthurium)

Common pest name

Banana root nematode; Banana toppling disease nematode; Black head disease of banana; Burrowing nematode; Citrus burrowing nematode; Nematode root rot; Spreading decline of citrus

Scientific pest name

Radopholus similis similis

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Nematode pest which could be damaging in tropical glasshouse environments EU listings helps reduce likelihood of entry.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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