For anyone who loves dark mysterious foliage, this is the aroid for you. Anthurium portilloi is one of the very best. It has absolutely the most incredibly attractive black velevty foliage of any of the anthuriums we grow. The sinus is so wide on this plant, it almost appears completely triangular. Originally collected in Tingo, Peru. A member of section Cardiolonchium, (Latin, I believe, for "Oh my gawd, that Anthurium is so beautiful, I think my heart just stopped". See? In English, it's just too long).
The plants we have available are in 4" pots with about 6" long leaves.
Such a phenominal anthurium! The bullate leaves are as pliable as fine leather and the inflorescence is a beautiful hot pink! This plant has just set seed for us and I have been struck by the incredible colors of the berries. They seem to be translucent orange with hot pink tips. The bright green berries almost look as though they are glowing the skin of the fruits.
A. recavum comes from northern Ecuador and southern Colombia, primarily at elevations of 1400-2100 m. This species grows at ~1500-1800 m in the Valle del Cauca. It grows in the interior of wooded areas in low light and moist/humid in heavy leaf litter. It is known to grow at higher elevations and prefer cooler weather. I seem to be growing it with great success in very warm weather though. The plants offered for sale are about 12" tall and have leaves about 6-8" long
The plants we have at this time have about 8-10" long leaves.
Anthurium mancuniense was first described about 40 years ago, but unfortunately for this unusual aroid, is rarely seen in collections. The paddle-like leaves are quite thick and have a gorgeous leathery shine to them.
A. mancuniense is a pleasure to grow, tolerating a wide range of growing conditions. It does well indoors and does not seem to need as much humidity as other anthuriums to thrive. This is a great chance to grow this one of a kind aroid! The plants we have available at this time are in 4" pots and have about 5" long leaves.
The plants we have available have about 8-10" leaves.
Anthurium radicans is a unique species and is the only member of section Chamaerepium. It is a small creeping species with cordate and bullate leaves, it is easy to grow and has been used to produce many interesting hybrids with very interesting foliage. These hybrids all seem to be sterile and will not produce a succesive generation. A. radicans creeps along on thick stems and will even climb a bit, although it seems to prefer to ramble slowly. Great for terrariums since the leaves stay flat and small. The plants we have available have about 3-4" leaves.
The plants we have available right now have about 12" leaves.