Anthurium Clarinervium is a beautiful flowering plant with heart-shaped leaves. Like other Anthurium plants, it is easy to grow and care for.
If you are looking for houseplants with ornamental leaves and flowers. Then you should go to this plant. Even if you are completely new to houseplants. You can still grow it without any problem in your indoor garden. Because the anthurium clarinervium care is extremely easy. Even a 6th-grade student can grow it after reading our guide.
Grow it in low light, fertile soil with well-draining properties. Only fertilizer it in its active season. Humidity is not a big problem and normal home temperature is best suitable for anthurium clarinervium care and maintenance.
This article explains everything in detail that you need to know before growing it in pots.
About the pant
Anthurium Clarinervium is a family member of the Araceae group of plants. This evergreen indoor plant grows up to 20 to 26 inches in height and spread 35 to 42 inches. Give it ideal conditions to grow and it will thrive like crazy.
It is naturally found in Some parts of Mexico. In the first few months of growth, the plant produces small size leaves. They gain their true heart shape once they start to mature. Matured leaves gain the maximum size of 12 inches.
It produces different colors of flowers red, pink, green, and white. These flowers shine in bright lightroom. This makes the Anthurium Clarinervium plants extraordinary and beautiful.
Once it develops flowers then you need to take care of the humidity and temperature. To stretch the bloom for a long time.
Quick care summary
Filtered bright light
55 to 75 %
Well aerated and fast draining
18 to 21 degrees C
Toxic to Pets and Children
Pests and Diseases
Common pests and root rot like fungal diseases.
Anthurium Clarinervium care guide
To grow Anthurium Clarinervium plants follow the below guide. Pay more attention to humidity and temperature settings. There are various methods that you can use to increase the humidity. Use a hydrometer to measure the humidity in the grow room.
Do not expose your plants to direct sunlight. Direct high intense sun rays can damage the plants. The leaves of the plants have soft tissues. They cannot tolerate the hot light waves.
Also do not use any type of artificial grow light. Because they also emit the high intense rays these rays go deep into the plant. Due to the full spectrum light (sharp light), plants cannot tolerate the light emitted by the grow lights.
The best place for this plant will be any bright place for your house.
Light emitted by the normal house lights is enough to grow Anthurium clarinervium plants.
Watering Anthurium clarinervium plant is an easy job. Anthurium clarinervium is prone to root rot. This means you need to protect your plants from the extra water. You can only do this if you know how to water perfectly. Also, if you use self-draining plant pots.
Extra water increases the chances of rot the roots infection. This is a type of fungus disease and it can kill plants. Water your plants only when they are thirsty.
First of all, buy a soil moisture meter and then test the soil before watering. The upper 2 layers of the soil have to be dry before watering.
In the summer months, you have to water the plant frequently. Because the hot air makes the soil dry in a few hours.
The golden rule is only water your plants when they need it.
Loose and well-draining soil is required to grow Anthurium clarinervium plants. The pH of the soil has to be 5.5 to 6.5 pH. Do not use garden soil because the garden soil is not beneficial for houseplants. Garden soil is good for outdoor growing plants.
The best type of soil will be loose, aerated, and well-draining.
To grow this plant at home, use the potting mix that has orchid bark in it. Perlite should be the second ingredient. Because the perlite holds a large amount of water in it. Whenever the plant needs water. It stretches its roots and get it from the perlite.
Water is the main ingredient to grow plants. Always use fresh drinkable water for watering houseplants. Rainwater is best for growing all types of plants. But in some part of the country due to less rain. It is not possible to collect it in rain barrels.
In this condition, filtered water is best to use.
55 to 75 % humidity is required to care for Anthurium clarinervium. Generally, plants can live happily in our normal home humidity. But those live-in desert areas need to increase the humidity in the grow room. Otherwise, our home humidity id perfect for plants.
For an instant boost, you can use the humidifier. But if you do not have a humidifier at home then do not need to buy it just for plants.
Because I am going to tell you some traditional solutions to increase the humidity.
The first solution is grouping the plants together. It is not necessary you need same type of plants for grouping. In fact, you should use all types of plants together.
The second solution is a tray filled with water and small rocks. Then place the plant over it. When the water in the tray gets evaporates. This makes a moisture ball around the plant pots.
No need to worry about the temperature if you are growing it inside your home. Because we normally have our home temperature between 16 to 24 degrees C. This range is perfect for Anthurium clarinervium care and maintenance.
In extreme conditions, Anthurium clarinervium plants can tolerate the temperature in the range of 12 degrees C to 30 degrees C.
If the temperature drops below 12 degrees C. The plant tissues start to freeze. When the tissues get to freeze its roots become unable to transfer the nutrients to other parts of the plants.
Note: Grow this plant indoors and enjoy having ornamental plants.
Use general houseplant liquid fertilizer to boost plant health. Only fertilizer it in its active stage. Just fertilize it once a month. On winter days stop fertilizing because the plants cannot grow it these days.
Low nitrogen and high phosphorous are required.
Do not use powdered fertilizers because they are good for outdoor plants. For potted plants, liquid fertilizers are easy to use and absorb. They come in high concentration form. This means you need to dilute it before use. Always follow the instructions written on the bottle.
Pruning is not required for this plant because it is not a fast-growing plant. So, you do not need to worry about it.
Just remove the dead and yellow leaves.
Whenever you see the infected leaves cut them and remove them.
For the propagation you have two methods one is stem cutting and the second is root division. Both the methods are explained below follow which one is easy for you.
Propagation by Stem Cutting
Look for a healthy stem and it should be 3 to 4 inches long. It must have one or more leaves. Then you have to use rooting hormone. Because for Anthurium Clarinervium Propagation you need to use the rooting hormone. Rooting hormone is required to encourage the stems to develop roots faster.
After that take a plant pot and use the same growing medium that you use for the mother plant. Then plant it in the pot and put it in a high humid place.
If you do not have the right level of humidity then you can cover the plant pot with a plastic cover.
Using root division
In this method, you need to take the plant out of its pot. Do this carefully without damaging the roots. Remove the soil from the roots. Divide the roots and then use water to clean them. Plant the roots in different pots.
Place the pots in a high humid location and give some water.
After few days the plant will get well establish in the pots. Then you can follow our Anthurium Clarinervium care guide.
Anthurium Clarinervium and common problems
As I mentioned earlier this plant needs high humidity to grow. We all know pests like to live and lay eggs in high humid places.
Make a schedule to check all plants in the house. This way you will know about the plant infections at the first stage.
Mealybugs are the common insects that are found in unhealthy anthurium clarinervium plants.
They suck the nutrients of the plants and your plant start dying slowly. It stops growing and the leaves turn brown and black color.
Spider mites are the second common insects of Clarinervium plants. They also drink plant sap and lay eggs on the plant leaves.
For all types of Clarinervium pests, neem oil is the best option. Insecticidal soaps and pesticide sprays are the second and third option.
Anthurium Clarinervium yellow leaves
Underwater is the main cause of yellow leaves in Clarinervium plants. This puts stress on plants and turns their leaves into brown color.
There is one misconception that over-watering also triggers yellow leaves. But in actual extra water only cause fungal problems.
To save your plants from turning into yellow color follow our watering guide. If you properly care for your plants and give them adequate water on time. Then their leaves will not turn into yellow color. Remember that once the leaves turn into yellow it cannot turn back to green. You need to cut them and remove them to save other green leaves.
Brown leaves of Anthurium Clarinervium
Brown tips indicate that the plants do not get sufficient humidity. You need to change their place or increase humidity in the same room. All methods of increasing humidity are explained above.
Once you put the plant in a high humid place it will thrive again. But the brown leaves cannot turn into green color. You have to remove them from the plant. It will develop new leaves on their place.