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A picture of a Pearl Laceleaf

Pearl Laceleaf

Anthurium scandens

Anthurium scandens kz1 by Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

More images of Pearl Laceleaf

A close up of a purple pink flower of a Anthurium scandens plant with green leaves
Some Anthurium scandens with green leaves growing in a tree in the wild

Pearl Laceleaf Overview

Anthurium scandens is an evergreen perennial that originates from Costa Rica, it is also known by the common name Pearl Laceleaf. It is one of the most widespread species found in the wild, ranging from Southern Mexico to Southern Brazil and it can be found in a range of habitats including tropical rainforests. It has a climbing habit and produces aerial roots, growing without the need for soil substrate and is thus termed epiphytic. In this species the leaves are oval to lance-shaped, are green in colour and produced from brown stems. Leaves are between 6-13cm in length and flowers are shorter than the leaves, they may be upright or hang pendently. They are enclosed in light green spathe and yellow-green spadix structures, leading onto small clumps of white-purple berry fruits.

How to propagate Pearl Laceleaf

Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Pearl Laceleaf

Attractive leaves