Anthurium papillilaminum BLUE is a rare aroid part of the family of Araceae.
This papillilaminum variety is cultivated specifically for it's very dark leaves. Mature plants will show dark green leaves with an almost blue sheen.
The original specimen was allegedly owned by man in Indonesia. After he passed his wife was in charge of the collection, allegedly, and another collector obtained that specimen from the wife and named it the “Blue Papillilaminum”.
Most Anthurium grow a small leaf from the last developed leaf. This new leaf expands rapidly over the next 7-21 days, depending on the amount of water/light/humidity.
Anthurium are generally easier to keep in place with lower light although this can result in much smaller leaves. Since they are tropical plants they are used to higher amounts of humidity (more than 60%). Anthurium prefer irregular periods of watering and like to get a lower amount of water once in a while.
Anthurium with more round heart shaped leaves are easier to take care for and therefore more suitable for a beginning plant parent. The ones with more textured and elongated leaves require a higher level of care.
NOTE: It is notoriously difficult to determine whether Anthurium specimens are pure cultivars or hybridisations with close relatives. This can only be determined by either genetic analysis or microscopic investigation of the inflorescence. We determine our plants to the best of our knowledge. Either way, they are cute as hell.
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