Toxicity: toxic to pets, humans if ingested — insoluble calcium oxalate crystals.
Native range: Belize, Caribbean, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela. Introduced in Queensland, Australia
Medium — bright indirect light
Well draining, chunky open soil
Low — medium humidity
Liquid fertilise every 2 weeks during the active growing period
Prefers constant even moisture, but does not like cold wet roots
Do not overpot
Most suitable location: East facing window is best, alternatively 1.5-2m from a north facing window, large bright south facing window also suitable
Notes: this species can be grown outdoors in a protected position during warmer months, suited to either an east or south facing, or undercover shaded north facing balcony/patio. Anthuriums do not tolerate cold wet roots, best planted in a chunky open but moisture retentive soil mix.