Anthurium Polyschistum



This delicate Anthurium is found in shady areas of the rain forest in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia.

He actually appear to be more like a palm than an Anthurium due to what is known botanically as "palmatisect" leaves, not every leaf of every specimen will always appear the same. Anthurium polyschistum bears a resemblance to Cannabis - it is not and no attempt should be made to smoke any parts of this plant.

Anthurium polyschistum grows as a terrestrial, an appressed epiphytic climber growing close to the host as well as a hemiepiphytic aroid. It's unusual in collections and grows from the ground up the sides of trees or it's seeds may be deposited by a bird on the tree and grow down toward the ground where it then deposits roots.

Give him a tall climbing totem, in filtered light and soil that is very fast draining mixed with orchid potting media, perlite and peat moss.

The plant is 25 cm tall and will be shipped in a 12 cm pot.