Anthurium Queremalense, is a very striking, rare and giant terrestrial species, apparently restricted to middle elevation cloud forest in the vicinity of the old Cali-Buenaventura road in Valle del Cauca in western Colombia.
Of fairly recent discovery (formal description pending), it is part of the well-known Anthurium “marmoratum” group, that includes many spectacular large, velvet-leaf species.
An outstanding species in cultivation for those with the space to show it off.
Besides the very attractive, deep green velvety leaves leaves with contrast-colored veins when mature, anthurium queremalense should grow well in shady interiors. This species is also easy for growers with space to allow the leaves to mature under intermediate to hot tropical conditions.
It prefers good quality water and relatively high humidity. It must be sheltered from wind.
When provided with the space and environmental conditions needed to reach mature size, this may be one of the most spectacular of all the “giant” velvet leaf anthuriums.
Besides the very attractive, deep green velvety leaves leaves with contrast-colored veins when mature, A. queremalense should grow well in shady interiorscapes and a sheltered spot in warm gardens. This species is also easy for growers with space to allow the leaves to mature under intermediate to hot tropical conditions.
A fantastic species for growers and a unique opportunity to grab one.