The Anthurium crystallinum "Silver Queen" has more silver in its magazine than the greener version that is better known as the Anthurium crystallinum.
The Anthurium crystallinum is a striking beauty that belongs to the arussy (Araceae) Family and finds its roots in the rainforest in the middle of South America, from Panama to Peru. This very rare Anthurium crystallinum seems striking on her beautiful and slightly less rare sister, the Anthurium clarinervium. Yet there are a number of differences between the two. The Anthurium crystallinum is growing faster than most family members! The leaves of the crystallinum are more pointed and have a bright green color, unlike the dark leaves of the clarinervium.
Given her origin, she likes to have a location with a temperature that is certainly higher than 16° C. In the rainforest, this fantastic plant grows like an epiphyt and climbs up against other plants up with the help of air roots. These air roots also help this plant with obtaining nutrients via air and (rain) water. So she actually lives literally and figuratively in the shadow of the plants around her. When this plant is placed indoors, this will not be the case: it is a true eye-catcher.
To grow well, it is important that this beautiful plant gets a lot of indirect light. Immediate sunlight will damage and burn the leaves. Only notice that the plant is not placed too close to heating or air conditioning, this can cause pests to be recruited. The top of the earth may dry out before new water is given, just like with other plants that belong to the arussy family. And just like all epiphytes, this beautiful plant holds an airy soil that passes sufficient air and water.
In fact, Anthuriums need little special care and therefore can be kept fine indoors. They do well in moist and warmer conditions and will therefore reward proper care by producing beautiful flowers.