Native to lowland and montane rainforests in Ecuador and northern Peru, this is an enormous growing Anthurium. The leaves have a leathery texture but are as thin as tissue paper.
In its natural habitat, Anthurium Balaoanum grows to 30m tall. Indoors it is likely to grow to around 2m.
A versatile anthurium for growing indoors. It can tolerate lower humidity than the ideal. Its large leaf allows it to succeed in indoor light conditions.
It can cope with small amounts of direct sun, providing its not harsh midday sunlight. But best grown in indirect sunlight.
Water thoroughly, with the water draining through and not becoming waterlogged. This will lead to yellow leaves, root rot, and an unhealthy plant.
Temperatures between 21 and 32 degrees Celsius are optimal. They will not tolerate frost, so in colder climates will need heating.
Prefers humidity above 70% but will tolerate lower.
The plant will be shipped in a 12 cm pot.