Anthurium Vittarifolium
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Anthurium Vittarifolium

So you got your hands on an Anthurium Vittarifolium? I’m jealous! The good news is that its needs are relatively easy to meet, just make sure you can give them a humid environment…

Anthurium Vittarifolium Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check once a week and water it if top 50% of soil is dry. 
Fertilizer:Feed once a month in summer, with a high nitrogen feed.
Soil:A mix of orchid compost and peat based soil.
Temperature:18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Over and underwatering, and lack of humidity.


Welcome to our guide to anthurium vittarifolium care. This anthurium originates from South America, and is known for its long, narrow leaves which can grow to over 1.5 meters (5 feet) in length if given the right conditions. The leaves look like long leathery green neckties. It is a really unique plant that is without doubt one of the highest on my wish list at the moment.

See also: Anthurium Crystallinum And Anthurium Clarinervium Care, Anthurium Scherzerianum, Anthurium Pallidiflorum.

Anthurium Vittarifolium Light Needs

Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Do not give it any direct sunlight.

How Often to Water

Check your anthurium once a week and water it if the top 50% of soil is dry. They do not like to be soggy, but do not like to dry out totally. I use my finger to check the soil weekly.


Feed once a month in summer, with a well-diluted fertilizer which is high in nitrogen to encourage leaf growth.

Anthurium Vittarifolium Soil

A well draining mix of orchid compost and peat based soil will suit your vittarifolium well.

For more on anthurium soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Anthurium Soil.

When To Repot

Repot up a size in Spring if the roots grow through the bottom of the current pot.

Anthurium Vittarifolium Humidity

60-70% humidity, they like above normal household humidity levels. This is the key to good anthurium vittarifolium care.


Ideally keep your anthuriums in the temperature range 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). This means they’ll do well in most normal households.

Where To Buy

These are really rare at the moment, try one of these Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

Be careful with overwatering, although they like humidity and moisture, sitting in soggy soil is one of the biggest killers as it can cause root rot fairly easily.

Dryness and crispiness of leaves can be common, and implies lack of moisture or humidity, make sure the plant is watered and has enough humidity.

Anthurium Pallidiflorum Vs Vittarifolium

The anthurium pallidiflorum and the vittarifolium often get confused or even miss-sold as each other as they are very similar looking, but the easiest way to tell the difference is that the pallidiflorum has a velvety texture.

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