Anthurium scandens (Aubl.) Engl.
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Anthurium scandens is a climber.
Anthurium scandens was already described and the name validly published by Jean Baptiste Christophore FusÃ©e Aublet. It was Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .
Anthurium scandens is a species in the genus Anthurium which contains approximately 871 to 1203 species and belongs to the family of the Araceae (Arum Family). The type species of the genus is Anthurium acaule.
The climbers are comparatively short-lived and reach heights of 50 to 80 centimetres.
Anthurium scandens is evergreen. The leaves are simple. They are entire, petiolate and have reticulate venation.
Flowers and Fruits
Anthurium scandens produces solitary light-green spathae.
The climbers carry ornamental berries.
Anthurium scandens is native to South Mexico, Central America, tropical South America and the West Indies.
The climbers prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, sandy clay, loamy clay or peaty soil. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1Â°C (USDA zone 10).
The ornamental value of Anthurium scandens lies especially in the ornamental leaves. Suited as cut flowers.
Maintenance and Propagation
Anthurium scandens is toxic.
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Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.