Basic Anthurium Clarinervium Care
With their striking veined leaves, Anthurium Clarinervium are becoming more and more common in plant shops around the world. Below you will find our complete Anthurium Clarinervium care guide with everything you need to know.
Bright Indirect Light
I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.
I don’t like my soil to be too dry or too soggy. Little and often is what I’m after.
I thrive in humid environments so please mist my leaves every so often.
I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it retains the right amount of water.
Keep them away from direct light
Anthurium Clarinervium love bright rooms but need the sunlight to be indirect. Exposure to direct light can burn and scorch the leaves (especially in summer).
Make sure the soil dries out between waterings
Anthurium Clarinervium need their soil to dry out before you water them again as they don’t like to have constantly wet soil. Make sure the top few inches of the soil are dry before watering.
Keep them away from drafts
Cold temperatures are a no-go for most houseplant types, and the Anthurium Clarinervium is no different. Make sure they aren’t next to any windows or doors with cracks in as the outside air can cause shock.
High humidity is key
Anthurium Clarinervium will thrive if you give it a little bit more humidity. An easy way to do this is either move your plant to the bathroom if you have good light in there. Otherwise, mist your plant every few days and this will do the job. Misting is also a great way to get rid of dust on the leaves so we couldn’t recommend it enough!
Unfortunately, you want to keep your Anthurium Clarinervium away from pets
Anthurium Clarinervium is toxic if ingested so you want to be careful if you have it in a home with pets or children who are prone to nibbling at the leaves.
Propagating your Anthurium Clarinervium is easy
There are two ways you can propagate your Anthurium Clarinervium. Firstly, division of the mother plant into smaller plants. For this you want to make sure each new plant has a good section of the root system.
The second way is by stem cutting. Take a section of the stem with at least one leaf and node and place it in water. After a few weeks you should start to see roots growing on the cutting.
Anthurium Clarinervium FAQs
Quick and simple answers to the most common questions we see about the Anthurium Clarinervium.
Is the Anthurium Clarinervium easy to care for?
We don’t ever recommend these plants for beginner plant parents or in an environment where they aren’t being tended to such as offices. Whilst they can be fairly fuss-free once their needs are met, they are prone to drying out easily so you must be prepared to boost the humidity and keep the temperatures around your plant warm.
How much water does a Anthurium Clarinervium need?
You want to make sure that the soil does have a chance to dry out between waterings. Whilst it’s difficult to find a one-fits-all watering schedule (as size and environment play such a big role), it’s best to monitor the moisture levels in the soil so you can find what’s right for your plant. You will want to water slightly more in summer though as the soil will dry out much quicker and the plant will be in its growth period.
Can the Anthurium Clarinervium tolerate direct light?
Not at all. You want to keep your Anthurium Clarinervium well away from any harsh direct light as the leaves are very prone to drying out and burning.
Do Anthurium Clarinervium plants grow quickly?
Anthurium Clarinervium plants are slow growers so don’t expect too many leaves to pop out each year. The one benefit to that is that you won’t need to repot that often as they won’t become root-bound for a while.
Is the Anthurium Clarinervium toxic?
Yes the Anthurium Clarinervium is a toxic houseplant so you want to keep them away from children and pets.
Common Problems with your Anthurium Clarinervium
Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.
Why are my Anthurium Clarinervium's leaves turning yellow?
This can be quite a concern for plant parents as yellow leaves is mostly a sign that something isn’t quite right. The most common causes of yellow leaves on a Anthurium Clarinervium is a too much sunlight, overwatering or pests.
Why does my Anthurium Clarinervium have brown leaf tips?
A lack of humidity is the most common reason why your Anthurium Clarinervium may have developed brown leaf tips. Make sure you are frequently misting as well as using other techniques such as showers or pebble trays.
Why isn't my Anthurium Clarinervium growing?
Stunted growth on your Anthurium Clarinervium can be caused simply by the season. There will be a lack of growth in winter as there isn’t as much sunlight or warmth. This is totally normal and nothing to worry about.
If your plant is still not growing in spring and summer then it might not be getting enough light. Move your Anthurium Clarinervium to a slightly sunnier spot in your home (but keep it away from any direct sunlight in summer).
Why is my Anthurium Clarinervium losing leaves?
Improper watering can cause your Anthurium Clarinervium to lose some of its leaves. This can be both overwatering and underwatering as once the root system is damaged, it will be unable to keep the foliage alive. Check the moisture in the soil and inspect the root system to see whether your Anthurium Clarinervium is suffering from too much or too little moisture.
Your Anthurium Clarinervium might also be losing leaves due to natural ageing, which is perfectly normal! As your Anthurium Clarinervium matures, it will lose some of its oldest leaves to conserve its energy for new larger growth.
Why is my Anthurium Clarinervium drooping?
If your Anthurium Clarinervium is drooping then it can be due to several factors. Temperature extremes, low humidity and a lack of water can lead your Anthurium Clarinervium to droop down and look quite sad. Droopy leaves are often the first sign of unhappiness so if there are no other issues, then you might have caught the problem early which would be great!
To diagnose the droopy leaves properly, inspect the potting mix and root system to see if its crispy and shrivelled as this signals underwatering. Then you want to make sure your Anthurium Clarinervium isn’t near any drafty windows, or AC vents as the cool air can cause your plant to droop.
Why does my Anthurium Clarinervium have curling leaves?
The leaves on your Anthurium Clarinervium are most probably curling due to a lack of water. If your Anthurium Clarinervium is lacking moisture, it will curl the leaves to reduce the surface area for moisture loss.
Before you change anything about how often you water your Anthurium Clarinervium, check the moisture levels in the soil to make sure this is the issue.
Moving forward, to prevent your Anthurium Clarinervium from developing any more curling leaves, increase the frequency of watering so there is more even moisture in the soil.