Anthurium Crystallinum care is easy, because this low-maintenance plants only need few things to take care. If you want to buy anthurium crystallinum? Here are all the things you need to know before taking care of beautiful houseplants.
Who does not adore Anthurium crystallinum? a tropical plant with dark green and pale leaf veins and foliage that is easy to identify. When you look at them closer, they have tiny sparkles as you look at the crystal. Maybe that’s why they are called crystallinum. If you touch their foliage, you can feel the velvety texture.
Anthurium crystallinum is native to Colombia but easy to find around the globe, especially in tropical countries in Southeast Asia like Indonesia. But it doesn’t mean that they can’t grow in other parts of the world because they are easy to take care of when you know what they want.
In this post, we want to share with you how we take care of anthurium crystallinum in our nursery. We mass-produce anthurium crystallinum in our nursery. If you buy more than 100 plants (which can be mixed with other plants that we produce), you can get the best price you’ve ever seen on the Internet for these plants from our nursery.
The best soil for anthurium crystallinum is a mixed medium with good drainage to prevent root rot. Consider finding media with plenty of air pockets because their roots can breathe better.
In our nursery, we use black sand, broken brick made from clay, and the roasted husk of paddy. We know that you can’t get that media, and we also can’t ship that media worldwide because of destination country regulations.
When putting them in clear glass, you can mix Leca and sphagnum moss. The clear glass that shows the layered media for your anthurium can be another home decoration.
As they grow healthier, some of their roots may possibly grow into the air. Don’t worry, this is normal and would be fine without cutting their “aerial” roots.
Anthurium crystallinum loves bright indirect light, it feels like when you stay under a shady tree. The direct sunlight will burn their foliage since it will be too hot for them. In our nursery, we put them in a shady place
Anthurium crystallinum is native to Peru and Panama, consistent light would be great to keep them growing. Ideally, they will have 12-14 hours of light per day. Growing lights are essential if you have a low-light room or house, or simply during the winter when there is less than 10 hours of sunlight. With artificial light like growing light, the light requirement will be easier to set since it is always consistent (same intensity and same hours).
If you put Anthurium crystallinum in such low light conditions, its growth will be much slower. But they will stay alive.
Anthurium crystallinum loves moist soil to grow. Don’t overwater it! because it can make the soil wet and cause root rot. As they have more and bigger foliage, their water needs will rise too. Avoid getting water on their foliage since they have a velvety texture. When they are wet, they are more susceptible to dirt and mold.
Ideally, you can water them once or twice a week. During the hot days, you can even water them three times a week because the water will evaporate easily from the soil. On the other hand, once every two weeks in the winter would be enough.
If possible, you can gather rainwater in your backyard and use it to water your crystallinum, they will love it! In our nursery, sometimes they get water from the rain. We’re not concerned about the roots because we use well-draining soil; they won’t rot.
Anthurium crystallinum can’t completely dry. It will make them die.
Anthurium crystallinum is a tropical plant that originally lived in only two seasons: wet and dry. During the wet and dry seasons, the temperature is kind of stable between 65 and 75 °F (18 and 24 °C). If you live in a four-season country, keep the room at the right temperature to prevent it from freezing.
13 °C is the lowest temperature for anthurium crystallinum, if you can make the room warmer, it will be better for their growth.
High humidity, between 70 and 80%, is best for Anthurium Crystallinum. When your room is too dry, try to add more humidity by spraying water around the plant. If spraying the room is not enough to increase humidity, try to use plastic bags to close off their own space for a few days. As the plants breathe, the humidity will rise. Keep an eye during this stage. If it is too humid, their foliage can rot.
You can also keep the plants in the kitchen and regularly boil pot water. I think it might help with the humidity. The easiest way is to buy a humidifier and put the plants around it. They will love it. If you are in a tropical country, you can put them anywhere because the humidity is high.
Basically, Anthurium crystallinum can be a low-maintenance plant. They can live with a small amount of fertilizer. If you are using organic soil, they can live in it. You can also use organic fertilizer, such as fish tank water, for watering this plant. The water can be organic fertilizer, too.
You can use balanced fertilizer for houseplants. It’s easy to get. Right? But we prefer to use organic fertilizer, if you can get the organic easily why not?
For anthurium crystallinum, use a balanced fertilizer for houseplants. Another good option is organic fertilizer. If you have a fish, you can use their fish tank water as fertilizer. This is just optional and could work, but is not really necessary.
Anthurium Crystallinum growth will start with unfold tiny burgundy leaves. After that, they will get red and turn into pink foliage. Then they will slowly turn green. As mature leaves, They will have deep dark green with contrast white/ivory vine coloration.
Please give them support like coco pole plant support so they can climb up like in the jungle 🙂
Because Anthurium crystallinum grows healthier than expected, repotting is necessary. In general, repotting Anthurium Crystallinum once every two years would be fine since they tend to be slow-growing plants.
You know they need to be replanted when their roots start coming out of drainage holes. For re-potting, please choose one size or 2″ bigger to make them stay in a comfort pot. When the pot is too big for them, it will only make them anxious.
How to propagate anthurium crystallinum
After you understanding about how to take care Anthurium Crystallinum, you can provide best place for them to live. On this section, we will learn together about how to propagate anthurium crystallinum.
By understanding the plants, you can get new and free plants by propagating them. In our nursery we propagating them by the cutting. You can cut the stem between the nodes and put them in well-drained soil. They will grow new root system and new leaf after few weeks. I don’t put any image on that, but you can see the video below
Leaf spots that look like burn marks: These could be caused by bacterial infection from overwatering or wet leaves. It will look asymptomatic for a few months, and once it spreads, it will spread really fast. The affected leaves need to be cut as soon as possible before the infection spreads further.
Yellowing and suddenly dropping leaves when everything is normal can be a symptom of a new problem. It usually starts at the root due to waterlogged soil and some fungus. Remember, their roots need to breathe and dry after watering to grow better.
Anthurium Crystallinum tends to be pest-resistant, but in some unlucky way, they still have pests like mealybugs. These pests could suck up all the plant’s nutrients and make the plants miserable.
In case your plant gets the mealybug, you can use regular insecticidal soap once a week to cure it. You can also try to use a cotton ball with isopropyl alcohol to dab the mealybugs. When the insects die, clean your plant gently with a damp cloth.
Pro Tip: Cleaning Anthurium Crystallinum foliage with damp clothes regularly will prevent any pests problem.
Where To Buy?
If you want to buy anthurium crystallinum, we offer three different sizes. Small is about USD 19, medium is about USD 39, and king is about USD 75. If you want to get a cheaper price, you can buy wholesale. We have some wholesale best price for the Anthurium
You can also get the best price and over 50% off if you buy wholesale anthurium crystallinum with a minimum purchase of 10 plants. You also get more than 90% off if you buy more than 100 plants. Please check and follow our Instagram account to see beautiful collections of rare tropical plants in our nursery.
Anthurium Varieties We Love
- Anthurium Clarinervium: It’s hard to get, we only have small amount in nursery but for production and collection. Not available for sale right now. They have more thick leaves and nice texture
- Anthurium Magnificum: Sometimes hard to see the different crystallinum and magnificum. We need to put hand to the stem. If they are rounded is crystallinum but when the stem square is magnificum. When they grow old, its more easy to see the different. We have in stock if you want the big size
If you have any question about anthurium crystallinum care, you can write in the comment below or contacting us via email
Is Anthurium Crystallinum pet-friendly?
No, when the sap is swallowed could be dangerous. The sap will make irritate the throat and leads to an allergic reaction. This plants is toxic to cat and dog.
How to clean Anthurium Crystallinum foliage?
You can clean with damp cloth really gently. Most of the dirt is caused by water that stuck on the foliage too long and starts to be home to fungus. After you mist/ water the foliage, you can just wipe it with dry tissue or soft fabrics.
Is Anthurium Crystallinum Hard to care for?
No, Anthurium crystallinum is the easiest aroid plant to take care of. They don’t need any extra attention.
Is Anthurium Crystallinum Climbing?
Anthurium crystallinum grows as an epiphyte with aerial roots. They will love some form of support, such as a moss pole. The aerial roots will attach to the pole and help support the plant as it grows. But you don’t need to add any poles when they are still small.
Anthurium crystallinum is a simple plant to care for once we understand what it wants and how it responds to a new plant parent. When your pet likes to bite things like plants, keep your Anthurium crystallinum nearby. If you have any questions related to anthurium crystallinum care, feel free to ask us in the comment form below.