The Anthurium regale is a special tropical plant that was discovered in 1888 and belongs to the family Araceae (arum family). The plant has heart-shaped leaves, which become a velvety green as the plant ages. The plant also has clear silvery veins. These plants can grow very large with their leathery leaves. In the most natural conditions, this plant can produce leaves of about 2 metres long and with the right conditions and support, it can also grow to over 4 metres tall. This has been observed by collectors in Peru.
Did you know that this plant is also called the flamingo flower plant in different languages, because the small flowers it makes are shaped like a flamingo? Other names are Lace-leaf and Tail-flower. This refers to the way the leaves of this plant grow.
Place this plant in an environment with sufficient, indirect or filtered sunlight. The plant originates from the rainforest, so try to imitate the natural conditions as much as possible. This plant prefers an environment with temperatures between 13 and 27 °C. Giving the plant cold water or placing it in a cool environment is strongly advised against, so take this into account. To stimulate growth, we recommend a more expensive feed, because cheaper plant foods contain salt, which the plant cannot tolerate.
This plant grows from a rooted stem. The thicker the stem, the larger the leaves this plant can make. A thick stem means that this plant is already older. If you want the plant to grow bigger, we recommend using a moss stick. This plant also loves a place where it has a lot of space.
If there is one thing this plant loves, it is water. It likes a humid climate and wet soil. Unfortunately, after a longer period of time, this is very attractive to any unwanted pests and diseases. Therefore, it is best to let the soil dry out in between and to check the plant regularly.
In winter, this plant goes into hibernation for 6 to 8 weeks. Do not give it too much water or nutrition during this period, because this plant does not like it. During this period, there is often no growth.