Anthurium clarinervium

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Anthurium clarinervium
Group: Angiosperms
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Anthurium
Species: A. clarinervium
Classified: Matuda, 1952
Propagation: From From division, seeds
Adult size: 0.5m-1m
Lighting: Medium
Watering: Keep the soil slightly moist but not wet
Fertilization: Monthly during active growth
Soil: Well drained
Humidity: High humidity preferred, low humidity tolerated
Other information
Toxicity: Toxic sap
Rarity: Common
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Common names:

Velvet cardboard Anthurium

Anthurium clarinervium is a epiphytic plant of the Araceae family. Native to tropical forests of southern Mexico, it makes an excellent houseplant and will tolerate a wide range of growing conditions.


Anthurium comes from the Greek, anthos meaning “flower,” and oura, meaning “tail”.

Clarinervium means "clearly nerved" and refers to the distinctive white veining on the leaves.



A. clarinervium has dark green, heart-shaped and quite thick velvety leaves. They have white veins forming an interesting pattern. New leaves have a red hue to them that gradually fades to green as the leaf matures. The leaves can grow to around 30 cm long.


A. clarinervium inflorescence

The A. clarinervium inflorescence consists of an erect spadix enclosed in a olive green, boat-shaped spathe. The corn-like spadix is covered in small flowers.


A. clarinervium wants bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct light but avoid hot midday sun or the leaves will scorch.

Use a well draining soil mix (see aroid soil) and water thoroughly, allowing excess to drain. A waterlogged soil will lead to yellow leaves.

Common issues

Yellowing/dropping leaves

Yellowing leaves are a sign of too much water. Ensure the pot has good drainage and allow the surface of the soil to dry between watering. Older leaves will naturally yellow and die eventually.

If the soil is staying moist for more than two weeks between watering, or the soil feels soggy or very wet after a week then consider repotting the plant into a smaller container: the roots staying wet for too long will lead to root rot and a quick decline in the plant's health. When repotting use a well drained mix (see aroid soil)

Sun damage

A. clarinervium cannot take direct sun, except in the early mornings or late evenings. Make sure it is situated away from parts of the home that get direct, hot midday sun.


A. clarinervium is relatively resistant to pests, however it can be affected by spider mites, mealybugs, scale, thrips and whitefly.