AKA Anthurium jenmanii
(There has been much confusion over the name of this
anthurium in recent years.)
Arguably one of the prettiest plants in the collection, the new growth on this anthurium is bright purple when it first comes out. The leathery leaves eventually harden off to an olive green. Anthurium bonplandii subsp. guayanum occurs in the Guiana Shield in the highlands of Venezuela, Brazil, Guyana, and Suriname with the majority of specimens seen in Venezuela’s Bolivar State. Found at elevations ranging from as low as near sea level to 1500m, this beautiful plant is found growing on sandstone outcroppings. A variable Anthurium subspecies, Anthurium bonplandii subsp. guayanum occurs in pre-mountainous moist and wet rain forests as well as tropical wet forest zones. This plant was something of an incredible Indonesian obsession a few years ago with so many being shipped out, they became hard to come by in the US.
The plants we have available are small, well rooted seedlings with about 6″ leaves. The new leaves are already showing the beautiful colors that made them famous.