Even the most common varieties of anthuriums are distinctive plants, and the rarer they are, the more money they will bring in.
As an illustration, the luxurians frequently cost more than $1000 for a single plant due to their rarity and great demand. Due to its gorgeous leaves that change color over the course of its life, it has become a significant player in the interior design industry. It is one of the rarest Anthuriums, and finding a stockist may be difficult.
Because there is little competition and high demand for this type of plant, producers may essentially charge whatever they want for it. The more expensive the plant becomes, the more eager growers are to acquire one, which raises the likelihood that costs will continue to rise.
Other uncommon Anthuriums, including the Anthurium veitchii, often known as the King Anthurium, fetch exorbitant prices. This plant has stunning foliage with textured, glossy leaves that can occasionally reach lengths of five feet. Even little plants can easily cost up to $70.
The Anthurium plowmanii is a different uncommon type that is a bit more affordable and has amazing, twisted foliage. Its leaves have sharp, pointed edges that ripple considerably. Although larger specimens will cost more than $70, it is slightly less expensive than the others and you could be able to purchase a tiny one for around $30.
Last but not least, Queen Anthuriums are a pricey kind that is popular. They are lovely but expensive, with long, lush leaves. Even while a little plant might only cost you about $60, many go for more than $200, and some even reach $400. Even this plant’s cuttings can be pricey, and there is no assurance that they will grow.
Making sure you are familiar with the more rare specimens and choosing the one you want to acquire is important because the rarity of the plant has a significant impact on the price. You can find commoner, more affordable Anthuriums that are quite lovely, but you will have to spend more if you want an uncommon type.
What anthurium is the rarest?
Anthuriums are a humorous species. Either they are plentiful, like the lovely blossoming variety, or they are elusive and difficult for collectors to get. In either event, they are cherished for their unique floral structures and captivating foliage and are among our most beloved houseplants. Here, we show you to some of this delightful plant’s most beloved species—some of which you can already own and others which we eagerly want to introduce to the Greenhouse as soon as possible.
What Makes an Anthurium?
Flowering plants belonging to the genus Anthurium are indigenous to humid, forested regions of southern Mexico, Central America, and South America. Many anthurium species are epiphytic, meaning they live attached to rocks or taller plants and draw their water and nutrients from their surroundings rather than the soil. Some anthurium species are terrestrial.
While the leaves can vary greatly between species, the bloom—or, more precisely, the cluster of tiny blooms—that develops on a long, slender structure known as a spadix is what makes an anthurium distinctive. The flat, vivid spathe that surrounds the spadix in many species is what frequently grabs the most attention.
Anthuriums are frequently divided into two groups by houseplant collectors. First, there are “Anthuriums that bloom, which are typically accessible and prized for their cheery, persistent spathes. When little else is blooming throughout the winter, these plants add a pleasant splash of color to our homes. The second group is frequently referred to as “leaves of anthuriums. These intriguing species are far more rare and highly prized by collectors. The foliage’s shape, pattern, and size are what attract the greatest respect for these rare beauties. And one of them is being enjoyed by a lucky plant parent in their collection.
These are the anthuriums that we encounter most frequently; they are a familiar and cheery sight in the greenhouse and draw our attention with their vivid color. The long, slender stems of the flat, heart-shaped spathes, which are available in hues of red, pink, green, and white, stand tall among clusters of heart-shaped, leathery foliage.
Anthurium plowmanii is one of many anthurium species where fascinating foliage predominates over showy flowers. Its narrow, sword-shaped leaves spread out in a dense cluster from the center of the plant, and each is gently rippled along the entire edge, resembling a bird’s nest fern. A. plowmanii is the most probable species among the harder-to-find anthuriums to be found in the greenhouse.
Anthurium veitchii is a young plant that doesn’t yet show much promise of becoming one of your collection’s most spectacular specimens. When the foliage has fully grown, it can sometimes grow to be four or five feet long, highly corrugated, and glossy dark green in hue. It makes sense why it is referred to as the “king anthurium.” These are something that we constantly seek out, yet finding them might be challenging.
Anthurium crystallinum is a very beautiful foliage houseplant that stands out from the competition thanks to its sizable, velvety green leaves and clean, white venation. The demand for this item among collectors is extremely high because it is so uncommon. It might just be one or two at a time when we locate it for the Greenhouse collection.
Another extremely unusual discovery—we’ll be pleased to locate even one—Anthurium clarinervum is sometimes mistaken for A. crystallinum because of their similar dark green hue and contrasted venation. However, the leaves of A. clarinervum are more conventionally shaped like hearts and have a harder, some even say cardboard-like, texture.
Anthuriums prefer a lot of bright, indirect light—not direct sun—and humidity, in line with their natural home in shaded, tropical forests. If it’s not possible to provide them a home in a well-lit bathroom or kitchen, a room humidifier or a pebble tray will also work.
The best potting soil is loose, well-draining, and nutrient-rich because many anthuriums in the wild cling to trees where they endure periods of intense rain that drain away quickly. For the ideal mixture, you can try adding some bark-based orchid potting mix to a high-quality all-purpose potting mix. No anthurium loves to sit in water for an extended period of time, so water the mixture well when the top is dry and let it drain well.
Hard-to-Find But Worth the Hunt
When one of the rare anthurium species arrives home, it is a terrific day for a plant collector, and we understand precisely how it feels. We constantly look for anthuriums to bring to the Greenhouse, so when we do, it’s a cause for celebration. If you currently own one and have any inquiries, do so. We’ll be ecstatic to enjoy it with you and will be happy to assist you in any way we can.
Do anthurium flowers cost a lot?
The cost of flower bouquets and arrangements quickly add up. Even while anthuriums can be more expensive than most flowers, adding one stem to each bouquet results in especially attractive bouquets. Try selecting just a couple of your favorite stems and a selected color scheme for a straightforward, reasonably priced bouquet. less than 10 flowers should be used overall. The tonal cream and mild acidic greens of the anthuriums and orchids coupled with the Golden Mustard roses are what we love about this straightforward arrangement by the Boutierre Girls.
How are Luxurian anthuriums distinguished?
Beautiful species of Anthurium luxurians have bullate leaves. The immature leaves of the plants are a porcelain-like pale color that gradually darkens to green. The leaves of the mature plant start out a lovely chocolate color before turning a deep forest green. We’ve discovered that “lux” grows slowly but steadily, maintains a tiny blossom size, and stays pretty compact.
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Costs of anthurium Crystallinum?
This plant is a favorite among collectors of rare plants because of its dark, velvety leaves and shimmering white veins. This plant, which may be purchased for $100 to $200 depending on area, is expensive for the typical client. However, compared to other rare plants, that cost is on the lower end of the scale. New leaves start out orange and gradually turn green, standing out sharply from the rest of the plant.
The ideal Anthurium?
Anthuriums require medium to bright indirect light to grow in our homes, though they will tolerate less during the winter months when they are dormant. Take care to cover them from scorching afternoon sunbeams as they are susceptible to direct light and burn rapidly.
The key to caring for your anthurium (and all of your indoor plants!) is proper watering. During the growing season (March to September), keep the soil just barely damp, letting the top layer get close to becoming completely dry between waterings. Make it a habit to gently poke your finger into the ground once or twice a week to check on it. It should only feel slightly damp. Wait a little longer if it still seems damp.
Keep in mind that your home’s particular lighting and humidity, as well as the changing seasons and weather, can all have a significant impact on the amount of water your plants require. Your Anthurium might only need water every few weeks or so in the winter, or in the summer it might need it every few days. During the first few weeks after bringing your plant home, pay special attention to it and use your senses to get to know it. For example, how does it look? What does it need? What texture are the leaves? The soil feels how? Pay attention to what your plant is trying to tell you and make any necessary adjustments to your care routine.
In order to properly care for your anthurium plants, you must be vigilant during the winter and shield them from drafty doors and windows. They are happiest between 65 and 70 degrees and will suffer or even pass away below that. Protecting your Anthurium from forced air is also crucial. If they are too close, heaters, fans, and air conditioners can harm plants, but gentle air movement (like an open window on a hot, muggy day) will help them.
Three young anthurium plants, from left to right: Anthurium clarinervium, Anthurium veitchii, Anthurium pedato-radiatum ‘Fingers’
Before taking an anthurium home, humidity should be taken into account because it is crucial to anthurium maintenance. High humidity is especially important for foliage kinds since they will suffer and frequently develop brown edges in the absence of it. Think about keeping your Anthurium in the kitchen sink area or a well-lit bathroom. If that isn’t feasible, you can mist your anthurium occasionally, keep a humidifier running close by, or place a simple pebble tray under the plant’s pot.
Some hybrids can be cultivated successfully in potting soil with careful watering by treating them like philodendrons and allowing the soil to get a little dry in between waterings. Anthuriums enjoy an environment more equivalent to an orchid mix, albeit this is because in their natural habitats they grow on the moss and leaf litter of tree branches. Typically, this is a mix of potting soil, peat moss, bark chips and/or mulch, charcoal, gravel, perlite or pumice, and sphagnum moss that is loose and permeable. Care for Anthuriums will be somewhat easier to manage if you use this kind of soil mixture.
Anthuriums gain from routine, moderate fertilization. An indoor plant formula applied once every 6-8 weeks from March through September is sufficient for foliage kinds, however a formula for orchids or blooming indoor plants applied more frequently (every 3-6 weeks) will promote blossoms in flowering varieties.
Many anthuriums are cultivated for their distinctive blossoms, which have nearly lacquer-like gloss and bright hues. What we commonly refer to as flowers are actually a multitude of incredibly tiny blossoms growing along the spadix (the thin, finger-like middle), with the outer, heart-shaped layer “In reality, a petal is a modified leaf known as a spathe. These “flowers are some of the longest lasting on earth, which means that rich color might stay in your home for months after you being one home from the nursery. It is possible to get your Anthurium to bloom again, but it takes some time and attention. They will need frequent fertilization, constant but cautious watering, and brilliant filtered light (lower light will prevent them from blossoming). To help your plant focus its energy on new growth, gently prune spent blossoms.
By gently splitting the roots, propagation is best accomplished during repotting in the early spring. Feel for roots that can be readily separated as you slowly pull the plant apart. Make certain that every piece has sound roots and at least one or two leaves.
Your Anthurium will thrive with a little extra care, but they are survivors and will typically put up with less-than-ideal conditions when necessary. Overall, they can be pretty simple to maintain and provide a certain certain beauty to a room.
Our 5 favorite Anthuriums
The anthurium veitchii (“King Anthurium)
Simply put, Anthurium veitchii is one of the most stunning leaves we’ve ever seen in our years of adoring tropical plants, which is why we adore it. The leaves develop into three long, vividly green, highly quilted/pleated leaves.
Crystalline x magnified anthurium
Why we love it: Beautiful velvety leaves with brilliant white venation can be found on this hybrid of two equally outstanding species. New leaves frequently sprout in vibrant crimson!
“Ace of Spades” Anthurium
Why we cherish it: The leaves of this hybrid with velvety leaves can be nearly black in color and have some lighter green venation. Dark, enigmatic, and wonderful!
Why we cherish it: A. superbum is one of many “bird’s nest Anthuriums” and develops as a thick rosette with lovely round, ruffled, and erect leaves.
Why we adore it: You always wish for things you cannot have, don’t you? Sadly, it’s quite difficult to locate this small Anthurium in the US. It has velvety, heart-shaped leaves that are pleasantly cheerful. But it doesn’t mean we’ll give up looking!
Are you as excited as we are about Anthuriums yet? Are you prepared to bring one home as your own? They are without a doubt one of our personal favorites, and Pistils frequently has them for sale. We always search for uncommon and unique kinds, and we will soon be receiving some exciting shipments. Call today to see what we have in the shop or follow us on social media to be the first to know when new shipments arrive!
What makes anthuriums so favored?
An Anthurium’s price can be justified in part by the fact that it just has a unique appearance, which allows retailers to charge more for it. An Anthurium stands out when placed next to other houseplants. It has very interesting flowers and lovely leaves.
It costs more because it has a tropical appearance. Many tropical plants do have higher prices, in part because they are more challenging to grow outside of their natural habitats and in part because they are more exotic and rare.
Simply because it stands out and is different from the other plants in the nursery or garden center, an Anthurium will probably cost extra when you find it there. Customers may be drawn to it and make an impulsive purchase.