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Anthurium rugulosum 'Crinitum', hybrid

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Anthurium rugulosum is a species of flowering plant native to Ecuador and Colombia. It belongs to the Araceae family, which includes other popular houseplants such as the peace lily and philodendron. Here are some key characteristics and care tips for Anthurium rugulosum:

  1. Appearance:

    • Anthurium rugulosum is characterized by its dark green, glossy leaves that have prominent veins and a slightly puckered or corrugated texture.
    • The leaves can grow to be quite large, making them an impressive feature in indoor plant collections.
    • The flowers of Anthurium rugulosum are typically small and inconspicuous, with a white spadix surrounded by a green or white spathe.
  2. Size:

    • Anthurium rugulosum can grow to be a relatively large plant, especially when provided with the right conditions and care.
  3. Light Requirements:

    • Provide bright, indirect light for Anthurium rugulosum. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves.
    • It can tolerate lower light conditions, but its growth may be slower, and flowering may be less frequent.
  4. Temperature:

    • Anthurium rugulosum prefers temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). It is sensitive to cold drafts and should be protected from temperatures below 60°F (15°C).
  5. Watering:

    • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Anthuriums prefer slightly moist conditions and may suffer if allowed to dry out completely between waterings.
    • It's essential to use a well-draining potting mix to prevent waterlogged roots, which can lead to root rot.
  6. Humidity:

    • Anthurium rugulosum appreciates high humidity levels. Regular misting or placing the plant in a humid environment can help maintain adequate humidity levels.
  7. Soil:

    • Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix enriched with perlite or orchid bark to provide good aeration for the roots.
  8. Fertilization:

    • Feed the plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or eliminate fertilization in the dormant winter months.
  9. Potting:

    • Repot Anthurium rugulosum every 1-2 years, or when it outgrows its current pot. Choose a pot that allows for adequate drainage and room for root growth.
  10. Propagation:

    • Anthurium rugulosum can be propagated through division or stem cuttings. Cuttings should be taken from healthy, mature stems and rooted in a well-draining medium.
  11. Pests:

    • Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests such as aphids, spider mites, and mealybugs. Regularly inspect the plant and take appropriate measures if an infestation occurs.

Anthurium rugulosum is prized for its striking foliage and relatively low-maintenance care requirements, making it a popular choice for indoor plant enthusiasts. Providing the right conditions of light, water, temperature, and humidity will help ensure the health and vibrancy of this beautiful plant species.