The key to anthurium veitchii care is high humidity…
Anthurium Veitchii Care Summary
|Light needs:||Medium to bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check weekly (twice weekly in summer) water if top 25% of soil is dry.|
|Fertilizer:||A high nitrogen feed once a month in summer.|
|Soil:||A mix of orchid bark, perlite and normal compost|
|Temperature:||18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).|
|Where to buy:||Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Lack of humidity issues like leaf crisping|
The anthurium veitchii aka the King Anthurium has large leaves for an anthurium, which are long and elongated with horizontal wrinkles all the way down. It is known for it’s ruffles on it’s leaves. It’s an epiphytic plant that originates from Colombia.
See also: Anthurium Superbum.
Anthurium Veitchii Light Needs
Medium to bright indirect sunlight is ideal, they do well in contact conditions so a grow light is good for them.
How Often to Water
Check your anthurium veitchii once a week in winter and twice in summer. Water them when the top 25% of soil is dry, check twice a week.
Feed your anthuriums once a month in summer using a high nitrogen plant feed.
Use a very well draining compost, a mix of orchid bark, perlite and normal compost in equal parts will be great. For more on anthurium soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Anthurium Soil.
When To Repot
Check your anthurium in Spring and repot if it has out grown it’s current pot or is likely to in the forthcoming growing season.
60-70% is essential, anthuriums like this do not like lower levels, this is definitely a plant to put near a humidifier.
18°C to 25°C (64-77°F) is ideal during the day, so they will be at home in most households. Aim for a minimum temperature of 14°C (57°F) at night, although they will be ok a bit below that sometimes.
How To Propagate Anthurium Veitchii
The easiest way to propagate an anthurium veitchii is to remove it from it’s soil and then divide it at the base and pot up one of the pups up in a separate pot.
Is It Toxic To Cats?
They contain calcium oxalate, which is toxic to cats and can cause numbness, and vomiting, so contact your vet immediately if your cat has eaten any.
Anthurium Veitchii Narrow Form
The veitchii narrow form is a narrower leaves and rarer version of the plant. It has the same care needs as the standard plant.
Where To Buy
Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Anthurium Veitchii Care FAQs and Common Problems
The main problems are lack of humidity issues like leaf crisping, maintain a high humidity, with a humidifier, pebble tray or misting. Any problems will really show on the leaves so be careful.
How Fast Do Anthurium Veitchii Grow?
They are slow growers as the leaves are big it takes a lot of the plants energy. So be patient!
Is Anthurium Veitchii Poisonous?
They are toxic to pets if consumed, so seek vets advice if your cat eats any.
Anthurium Veitchii Narrow Vs Wide
On the anthurium veitchii narrow and wide do not refer to the leaf shape, but to the spaces between the ridges on the leaves. The wide forms has wider spaces between the ridges and the narrow form has narrow, smaller spaces.