30 Most Stunning Anthurium Varieties For Your Collection

anthurium varieties

With their striking, velvety, and unique foliage, Anthurium add another dimension to your houseplant collection. They come in a variety of sizes, colors, and textures.

There are currently over 1100 types of Anthuriums & growers are always coming up with new hybrids. Today, let’s learn about 30 of the most stunning Anthuriums for indoor & home decor. 

Basic care of Anthuriums

For beginners, Anthuriums can be quite a daunting genus of plants to start collecting. They are native to Mexico and South America, so their growing conditions tend to be more tropical. Anthuriums need temperatures between 10-27℃ and relatively high humidity of 50% or more. They enjoy medium to bright indirect light and don’t like to be over-watered. 

They are daily susceptible to spider mites. I highly recommend you keep an eye out for the pesky buggers because they can badly damage those beautiful leaves that take so long to grow (2-3 months in some cases!). 

1. Anthurium Crystallinum

Anthurium Crystallinum

The Anthurium Crystallinum is known for its velvety spade-shaped leaves with bright white veining, which adds brilliant texture to your indoor plant collection. 

What I love most about this Anthurium is how easy it is to care for. It requires very similar conditions to most other tropical plants. It is a more common variety of Anthurium and a great one to start with if you are new to Anthuriums. 

The Anthurium Crystallinum can be confused with the Anthurium Clarinervium. Still, the easiest way to tell them apart is by the leaf shape and color. The Clarinervium has more of a heart-shaped leaf with a clear separation near the top of the leaf and a darker color.

The Crystallinum is also a relatively slow grower and only puts out a new leaf every 2-3 months. 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Crystallinum
  • Common name: Crystal Anthurium 
  • Rarity: Common rare plant (easy to find)
  • Native area: Central and South America
  • Popular hybrids: Anthurium Crystallinum x Forgetii, Anthurium Crystallinum x Magnificum, Anthurium Crystallinum x Warocueanum, Anthurium Crystallinum x Ace of Spades
  • Varieties: Anthurium Crystallinum Silver, Anthurium Crystallinum Red, and Anthurium Crystallinum Narrow, Anthurium Crystallinum Minahasa

2. Anthurium Andraeanum

anthurium andraeanum

The Anthurium Andraeanum is the most common Anthurium. You can even find it in most grocery stores under “Anthurium”. It is known for its flowers (that are large colored leaves known as a spathe) that almost appear to be fake due to their shiny appearance and bold, bright color. They can continuously bloom as long as you fertilize them often and can put out new flowers throughout the year that can last for months. 

What I love most about these Anthuriums is how cool they look when mature. My dentist has one over 20 years old, and it has a tall, thick stem with lots of big green leaves and long roots coming off the sides.

It is so easy to care for, and the flowers add a great pop of color to your house plant collection. They are often confused with Anthurium Scherzerianum, but the distinct difference is that the Scherzerianum has a curly spadix (spike in the center of the colored leaves), while the Andraeanum is a straight spadix. 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Andraeanum
  • Common name: Flamingo Flower or Painter’s Palette 
  • Rarity: Common plant (easy to find)
  • Native area: Colombia and Ecuador
  • Varieties: Flowers can come in multiple colors, including green, white, red, pink, yellow, and purple

3. Anthurium Warocqueanum 

anthurium warocqueanum

The Anthurium Warocqueanum is aptly known as the Queen Anthurium. It is known for its long, velvety green leaves and bright silvery veins. It dominates any indoor plant collection as it can grow leaves over 1 meter in length. It was on my wishlist since day one of my plant-collecting journey, and I ended up driving over 4 hours to collect my Queen! 

Queen Anthuriums are extremely sensitive to over-watering, and you need to keep your eye on the soil when growing this plant. They pair beautifully with the King Anthurium and can make such a statement next to each other in a collection. 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Warocqueanum 
  • Common name: Queen Anthurium
  • Rarity: Rare plant (moderately hard to find)
  • Native area: Colombia
  • Popular hybrids: Anthurium Warocqueanum x Crystallinum, Anthurium Warocqueanum x Forgetii
  • Varieties: Anthurium Warocqueanum Dark Form, Anthurium Warocqueanum Esmeralda

4. Anthurium Clarinervium

anthurium clarinervium

Unlike most others, Anthurium Clarinervium is native to Mexico and is an epipetric plant. This means that it is commonly found growing on rocks in the wild! It is known for its dark green heart-shaped leaves with beautiful silvery veins. It’s commonly called the Velvet Cardboard Anthurium because of how firm and stiff the leaves are.

It is often confused with the Anthurium Crystallinum. Still, the Clarinervium leaves are a lot darker, with a clear separation at the top of the leaves. 

The leaves come out a beautiful bright red color that slowly becomes green as they unfurl and can reach up to 25cm in length. However, the plant stays quite compact, so if you have limited space, this Anthurium may be the one for you.

As with most epipetric plants, the roots like to be a bit root-bound, so watch out for re-potting it too frequently. 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Clarinervium
  • Common name: The Velvet Cardboard Anthurium 
  • Rarity: Common rare plant (easy to find)
  • Native area: Chiapas, Mexico
  • Varieties: Anthurium Clarinervium Dark Form

5. Anthurium Magnificum

anthurium magnificum

The Anthurium Magnificum is known for its velvety elephant-ear-shaped leaves that can reach massive sizes. It is found in the wild only in Colombia and benefits from high humidity and warm temperatures.

The Anthurium Magnificum is often confused with the Anthurium Clarivervum. Still, the distinct difference is that the Magnificum has a square petiole, and the veins of the leaf are not as bright. 

They develop a long spadix that turns into big red berries when pollinated. The Magnificum is easy to hybridize, and many Magnificums sold on the plant market are actually hybrids! Their growth is on the slower side, and leaves can take up to 3 months to mature. 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Magnificum
  • Common name: The Velvet Anthurium
  • Rarity: Common rare plant (moderately easy to find)
  • Native area: Colombia
  • Common hybrids: Anthurium Magnificum x Crystallinum, Anthurium Magnificum x Forgetii 
  • Varieties: Anthurium Magnificum Verde, Anthurium Magnificum Norte

6. Anthurium Veitchii 

king anthurium veitchii

The Anthurium Veitchii is known as the King Anthurium for a good reason. It is one of the largest epiphytic Anthuriums that grow on trees instead of on the ground. The leaves can get up to 1 meter in length and have an amazing corrugated leaf texture.

There are two main varieties (narrow and wide). They are not told apart by their width – but rather by the spacing between the lateral veins.

They are slowly becoming more available to the public through tissue culture. Still, large specimens of this plant can sell for a hefty price.

It is my favorite plant in my collection because each leaf has come out bigger and better than the last, and it has been easy to take care of.

FURTHER READING: How to Care for Your Anthurium Veitchii (King Anthurium)

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Veitchii
  • Common name: King Anthurium
  • Rarity: Rare plant (moderately difficult to find)
  • Native area: Colombia
  • Varieties: Anthurium Veitchii Narrow, Anthurium Veitchii Wide.

7. Anthurium Regale

anthurium regale

The Anthurium Regale is currently at the top of my wishlist. It is a stunning and huge Anthurium with very distinct white veining on bright green velvety leaves. It is so spectacular that when I first saw one in real life, I thought it was fake! It is still quite difficult to find, so it comes with a hefty price tag. 

The leathery leaves can reach up to 90cm long indoors, and some specimens have been recorded to reach over 2 meters long in the wild. The leaves are quite fragile, and many growers experience losing leaves if accidentally bumped.

The Regale is often confused with the Anthurium Magnificum. Still, they can be told apart by the veining: the Regale has much bolder veins from the center of the leaf. 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Regale
  • Common name: The Regal 
  • Rarity: Rare plant (moderately difficult to find)
  • Native area: Peru 
  • Popular hybrids: Anthurium Regale x Luxurian and Anthurium Regale x Crystallinum
  • Varieties: Anthurium Regale Dark Form

8. Anthurium Vittarifolium

anthurium vittarifolium

The Anthurium Vittarifolium is a unique Anthurium because of its pendant-like leaf shape and the sheer size that this species can reach. This epiphyte’s leaves can reach up to 2.5 meters in length, with dozens of leaves emerging from a single plant.

This is a rainforest species, so it prefers higher humidity and should be watered quite often. When fertilized, the flower makes beautiful bright pink berries that add an extra attractive element to the plant. It can be confused with the Anthurium Pallidiflorum. Still, it doesn’t have the same velvety leaves; instead, it has a matte texture with a sheen. 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Vittarifolium
  • Common name: Pendant Anthurium
  • Rarity: Common rare plant (easy to find)
  • Native area: South America
  • Varieties: Anthurium Vittarifolium Variegated

9. Anthurium Forgetii

anthurium forgetii

The Anthurium Forgetii is a unique Anthurium due to its leaf shape. It doesn’t have a sinus opening at the top of the leaf but is rather a full oval shape. They have a velvety, dark green appearance with white veining and a glitter-like shine.

They are often confused with the Anthurium Crystallinum. Still, the Crystallinum doesn’t have the same oval shape at the top of the leaves. 

The juvenile leaves lack the extremely bright veining. Luckily this Anthurium grows fairly quickly, and you’ll soon have stunning leaves. The Anthurium Forgetii was one of our first Anthuriums, but it, unfortunately, caught Anthurium Blight and is struggling to recover. You can read about the different Anthurium diseases and pests you may encounter here. They can be a pretty fussy plant, so keep an eye on your humidity, watering, and temperature. 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Forgetii
  • Common name: Forgetii
  • Rarity: Common rare plant (easy to find)
  • Native area: Colombia
  • Popular hybrids: Anthurium Magnificum x Forgetii, Anthurium Forgetii x Luxurians, Anthurium Forgetii x Besseae, and Anthurium Forgetii x Clarinervium
  • Varieties: Anthurium Forgetii Dark Form, Anthurium Forgetii Silver

10. Anthurium Pallidiflorum

Anthurium Pallidiflorum

The Anthurium Pallidiflorum is another pendant-like Anthurium with long, gracious leaves that can reach 2 meters long! They look fantastic in a hanging basket but be careful of over-watering them. These anthuriums prefer to be on the drier side. 

Their leaves have a much more velvety feel than the Anthurium Vittarifolium, which it is often confused with. The midrib of Anthurium Pallidiforum is thicker & brighter than Anthurium Vittarifolium.

What I love most about this plant is the cascading nature of the leaves when the plant is mature, as well as how adorable it is when it is small. It’s a very special and unique Anthurium to add to your collection (if you find one!). 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Pallidiflorum
  • Common name: Strap Leaf Anthurium
  • Rarity: Rare plant (can be difficult to find)
  • Native area: Ecuador
  • Varieties: Anthurium Pallidiflorum Narrow Form

11. Anthurium Luxurians

anthurium luxurians

The Anthurium Luxurians have exploded in popularity recently. Just by looking at this plant, you can see exactly why. It has interesting Bullate leaves, which means that they are “blistered” or “bubbled” in texture which is a cool evolutionary feature. It allows the plant to repel water, increase its ability to capture light and create an appealing visual aspect. 

The leaves are a lot darker than most Anthuriums and, as they mature, can even look almost black. They are still costly in my country, and I hope to add them to my collection soon because they are so different from the rest of my plants.

They are often confused with the Anthurium Splendidum. Still, the Luxurian is a lot darker, with much larger pebble-like textures on its leaves.

If you love plants with black foliage, check out our list of Top 16 Black House Plants For Your Goth Indoor Garden. 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Luxurians
  • Common name: The Pebble-leaf Anthurium 
  • Rarity: Rare plant (moderately difficult to find)
  • Native area: Colombia
  • Popular hybrids: Anthurium Luxurians x Dressleri, Anthurium Luxurians x Papillaminum, and Anthurium Luxurians x Forgetii
  • Varieties: Anthurium Luxurians Platinum and Anthurium Luxurians Dark Form

12. Anthurium Superbum

The Anthurium Superbum reminds me of a prehistoric-looking plant that a dinosaur might have eaten millions of years ago. It grows in a rosette form and looks like a Birdsnest Fern. It is a unique Anthurium because it has very broad, pointed leaves with a lot of texture on them and a maroon underside. 

The leaves can get up to 45cm in length indoors, adding a tropical feel to your home. It is a much hardier, slow-growing Anthurium and can survive less controlled environments. They propagate best via plant division, so keep an eye out for baby plants that may pop out around your Superbum if you want to propagate it! 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Superbum
  • Common name: Birdnest Anthurium
  • Rarity: Rare plant (difficult to find)
  • Native area: Ecuador
  • Varieties: Anthurium Superbum Variegated

13. Anthurium Plowmanii

The Anthurium Plowmanii is another Anthurium that grows in a rosette form – however, this one has beautiful wavy leaves. No wonder it’s known as the Wave of Love! The leaves are leathery and can reach up to 2 meters in length. Because the plant can get very large, consider your space before buying one. Alternatively, they can thrive outdoors and withstand fairly cool climates (as long as the temperature doesn’t go below 12 ℃). 

If you are looking for something rare but has the same characteristics as the Anthurium Plowmanii, it also comes in two different variegated forms, namely the Anthurium Plowmanii Variegated and the Anthurium Plowmanii Mint Polkadot. It is a feature plant and definitely on my wishlist! 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Plowmanii
  • Common name: Wave of Love
  • Rarity: Rare plant (moderately difficult to find)
  • Native area: Peru, Western Brazil, and Paraguay
  • Varieties: Anthurium Plowmanii Variegated and Anthurium Plowmanii Mint Polkadot 

14. Anthurium Papillilaminum

Anthurium Papillilaminum

The Anthurium Papillilaminum is one of the darkest, most velvety Anthuriums out there. Interestingly, it is difficult to source pure Papillilaminums because only a few growers can provide you with a pure specimen.

This plant is known for being fun to grow. It can produce massive leaves if given the right growing conditions. They prefer higher humidity of 60-80% and can sometimes suffer from yellowing/browning tips. 

The leaves have a violet/red tinge to them and have an interesting elongated heart shape and red petioles. The veining on this plant is not very prominent, but the top part of the leaf can have prominent veining that almost looks like a spider sitting on the plant. A cool addition to any collection! 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Papillilaminum Croat
  • Common name: Papillilaminum 
  • Rarity: Rare plant (hard to find pure Papillilaminum)
  • Native area: Panama
  • Popular hybrids: Anthurium Papillilaminum x Forgetii, Anthurium Papillilaminum x Crystallinum, and Anthurium Papillilaminum x Ace of Spades
  • Varieties: Anthurium Papillilaminum Ralph Lynam x Fort Sherman and Anthurium Papillilaminum Dark 

15. Anthurium Villenaorum

anthurium villenaorum

The Anthurium Villenaorum is new to the collecting world, so it has not yet been described formally. It is one of the few Anthuriums with a triangular petiole which makes it quite interesting. It has teardrop-shaped leaves and veining that stand out almost like a Philodendron Gloriosum! It is a rather slow-growing plant; a more mature plant can go for quite a bit of money. 

When the leaves first emerge, they are very bright green but slowly mature into thick deep green, velvety leaves with sparkling silver veins. It is one of the easiest Anthuriums to care for. I recommend starting a small plant, as it will adapt better to your growing conditions. 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Villenaorum
  • Common name: Villenaorum
  • Rarity: Rare plant (moderately difficult to find)
  • Native area: Peru
  • Popular hybrids: Anthurium Villenaorum x Luxurians, Anthurium Villenaorum x Radicans

16. Anthurium Hookeri

While this Anthurium may look similar to the Anthurium Superbum, they are found thousands of miles apart in nature. The true species is scarce, but you can purchase a hybrid version fairly easily. 

If you are fortunate enough to find a true Anthurium Hookeri, expect the pollinated spadix to turn white instead of red! It grows both as an epiphyte and as a terrestrial plant, and the leaves can reach up to 1 meter in length if grown outdoors. Whether you get your hands on a true species or a hybrid, this plant will add a jungle feel to your indoor plant collection.  

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Hookeri 
  • Common name: Birdsnest Anthurium
  • Rarity: Scarce plant (can find hybrids easily)
  • Native area: Eastern Caribbean Islands
  • Popular hybrids: Anthurium Hookeri x Black Marie 
  • Varieties: Anthurium Hookeri Variegated

17. Anthurium Pedatoradiatum

Anthurium Pedatoradiatum

The Anthurium Pedatoradiatum is commonly known as the Anthurium Fingers, and just by looking at the leaves, you can tell exactly why. They resemble a hand with a lot of fingers (up to 13 on one leaf!). 

It grows as a terrestrial plant and can get very large outdoors. I recommend using a well-draining Aroid mix with the addition of some peat moss to mimic its natural environment. It also prefers moderately bright light and slightly higher humidity levels.

I love how interestingly shaped the leaves are and recently bought one for my collection. It still needs to recover from being transported, but it has added something completely different to my Anthurium collection! 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Pedatoradiatum
  • Common name: Anthurium Fingers
  • Rarity: Common rare plant (easy to find)
  • Native area: Southern Mexico
  • Popular hybrids: Anthurium Pedatoradiatum x Clarinervium, Anthurium Pedatoradiatum x Crystallinum, and Anthurium Pedatoradiatum x Macrolobium
  • Varieties: Anthurium Pedatoradiatum Variegated 

18. Anthurium Ace of Spades

anthurium ace of spades

The Anthurium’ Ace of Spades’ is an interesting hybrid species that appeared in Hawaii – and people don’t know its parentage. It is a dark velvet Anthurium with beautiful spade-shaped leaves and less prominent veining. 

What I like most about this plant is the variety of colors that appear at different stages of the leaf growth. They come out deep red, unfurl into a bronze color, and finally harden off a dark, almost black-green color.

This plant does need enough light to retain its black coloring, so if you see your Ace of Spades leaves are light in color, you will most likely need to adjust the amount of light it is getting. 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Ace of Spades
  • Common name: Ace of Spades
  • Rarity: Rare plant (moderately difficult to find)
  • Native area: Unknown
  • Popular hybrids: Anthurium’ Ace of Spades’ x Forgetii, Anthurium’ Ace of Spades’ x Crystallinum, and Anthurium’ Ace of Spades’ x Papillilaminum
  • Varieties: Anthurium’ Ace of Spades’ Dark Form and Anthurium’ Ace of Spades’ Variegated
anthurium ace of spades dark form

19. Anthurium Wendlingeri

The Anthurium Wendlingeri is a noteworthy epiphytic Anthurium that is a show-stopper in any plant collection. It grows a corkscrew-like spadix when it is mature enough to flower and has elegant, rippled, matte green leaves. When the flowers create berries, they are a stunning bright red and can get very large. 

The leaves can exceed 1.2 meters in length in nature. Still, you may find that your indoor plant can reach this size if given the perfect growing conditions – I recommend planting it into a hanging basket as these guys like to grow on trees in the wild! They are quite heavy feeders, so you will need to stay on top of your fertilization schedule. 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Wendlingeri
  • Common name: Velvet Pendant Anthurium
  • Rarity: Rare plant (moderately difficult to find)
  • Native area: Costa Rica
  • Popular hybrids: Anthurium Wendlingeri x Scherzerianum
  • Varieties: Anthurium Wendlingeri Variegated

20. Anthurium Balaoanum

The Anthurium Balaoanum is a confusing plant – it was formerly known as Anthurium Dussii and was commonly sold as Anthurium Guildingii. But it is now officially called the Anthurium Balaoanum. It is a fast-growing climbing Anthurium with tissue-paper-like arrow-shaped leaves. 

In its natural habitat, it can grow up to 30m in height, so keep in mind that this plant can become huge and may require a moss pole! It is quite tolerant to lower light and humidity, but you may find that the leaves do become small in these conditions. What I like about this plant is its unique leaf shape and color and the fact that it climbs. The one in my collection is still extremely small, but I hope it sizes up quickly. 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Balaoanum
  • Common name: Anthurium Guildingii
  • Rarity: Rare plant (easy to find)
  • Native area: Ecuador

21. Anthurium Besseae

anthurium besseae

The Anthurium Besseae was one of the first Anthuriums to catch my eye. It has rather large dark, velvety leaves and almost looks like a Crystallinum. However, the leaves are much more velvety and have more prominent silver veining. It is an epiphyte and can grow up to 1.5 meters in height! 

My Anthurium Besseae has had a lot of issues with spider mites, so I highly recommend inspecting the leaves every time you water your plant. It is more drought tolerant than its look-alike and is a good beginner plant if you are new to Anthuriums. 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Besseae Croat
  • Common name: Besseae
  • Rarity: Rare plant (easy to find)
  • Native area: Bolivia
  • Popular hybrids: Anthurium Besseae x Luxurians, Anthurium Besseae x Magnificum, and Anthurium Besseae x Debile
  • Varieties: Anthurium Besseae Aff

22. Anthurium Dorayaki

anthurium dorayaki

The Anthurium Dorayaki is one of my absolute favorites because of how cute and striking it is. It is a Crystallinum-hybrid with many of the same characteristics as a Crystallinum. Still, the leaves are much more round and smaller, with wider silver veining

The plant grows quite close to the ground and sideways instead of upwards. It enjoys bright, indirect light and high moisture levels. It is named after a round, pancake-like dessert in Japan, which suits this plant so well! 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Dorayaki
  • Common name: Silver Blush
  • Rarity: Rare plant (easy to find)
  • Native area: Central and South America
  • Popular hybrids: Anthurium Dorayaki x Luxurians, Anthurium Dorayaki x Papillilaminum, and Anthurium Dorayaki x Forgetii
  • Varieties: Anthurium Dorayaki Silver

23. Anthurium Queremalense

Anthurium Queremalense is one of those plants that take your breath away. It produces some of the most impressive leaves in the genus and is an absolute show-stopper. It prefers cooler nighttime temperatures, high humidity, and very airy soil. It also likes to be watered fairly often as it has much thicker roots than other Anthuriums. 

It grows long, dark, and velvety leaves with bright white veining when mature and looks almost like a velvet King Anthurium! If you can get your hands on this plant, consider yourself extremely lucky and be prepared to have big, beautiful leaves in no time. 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Queremalense
  • Common name: Queremalense
  • Rarity: Rare plant (difficult to find)
  • Native area: South America

24. Anthurium Cirinoi

anthurium cirinoi

The Anthurium Cirinoi is an uncommon Anthurium with little information about it. It is closely related to the Anthurium Warocqueanum, but the velvety leaves are narrower with less prominent veining.

It prefers higher humidity but can tolerate levels as low as 50%. It is often confused with the Anthurium Metallicum, but the Metallicum has much more prominent veins. If you manage to get your hands on this plant, it will add something different to your plant collection!

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Cirinoi Croat
  • Common name: Cirinoi
  • Rarity: Rare plant (hard to find)
  • Native area: Colombia
  • Common hybrids: Anthurium Cirinoi x Warocqueanum, Anthurium Cirinoi x Magnificum
  • Varieties: Anthurium Cirinoi Velvet

25. Anthurium Waterburyanum

anthurium waterburyanum

The Anthurium Waterburyanum is not a very popular indoor plant, so there is only a little information about it. It is a large-leaved plant known for having pointed and grassy-green leaves. The veins are shallow & light green.

Don’t be alarmed if your juvenile plant has oval leaves. This is normal, and the plant will mature into its pointed form. The leaves can reach up to 80cm in length, and the plant can reach more than 1 meter in height. 

In nature, it is found under the forest canopy and needs high humidity to thrive. If you manage to source this plant, it will add a unique and exciting element to your indoor plant collection! 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Waterburyanum
  • Common name: Waterburyanum
  • Rarity: Rare plant (difficult to find) 
  • Native area: Colombia
  • Popular hybrids: Anthurium Waterburyanum x Warocqueanum

26. Anthurium Pendens

anthurium pendens

The Anthurium Pendens is an epiphyte that looks spectacular in a hanging basket. The long, strappy leaves cascade down the edge of the basket almost like a waterfall of luscious, velvety leaves. 

They can often be confused with 3 main other strap leaf Anthuriums: Vittarifolium, Wendlingeri, and Pallidiflorum. 

  • The Vittarifolium has deep green leaves, while the Pendens have lighter leaves.
  • The Wendlingeri has much thinner leaves than the Pendens.
  • The Pallidiflorum has shiny leaves, while the Pendens leaves are completely matte. 

Their petioles are also slightly red, which compliments the green leaves. They are a great addition to any house plant collection and can get large and impressive. 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Pendens
  • Common name: Pendant Anthurium
  • Rarity: Rare plant (moderately difficult to find)
  • Native area: Panama and Colombia

27. Anthurium Metallicum

Anthurium Metallicum

The Anthurium Metallicum is one of the most impressive species of Anthurium. Its leaves can grow over 2 meters long and have a beautiful velvety sheen. When pollinated, mature leaves also have distinct veining and produce purplish spandex with dark pink berries. 

The Metallicum prefers cooler nighttime temperatures and constant humidity. It is also a thirsty plant that needs frequent watering in summer. Other than that, it is pretty easy to take care of. Each leaf comes out bigger than the next, and it is an extremely rewarding plant that you will enjoy watching grow! 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Metallicum
  • Rarity: Rare plant (moderately difficult to find)
  • Native area: Colombia
  • Popular hybrids: Anthurium Metallicum x Besseae, Anthurium Metallicum x Forgetii
  • Varieties: Anthurium Metallicum Dark

28. Anthurium Polyschistum

Anthurium Polyschistum

The Anthurium Polyschistum can be mistaken for a palm. The leaves resemble hemp, so it is commonly known as False Marijuana. They have leaves that split into 7-9 leaflets which add to the palm-like look of the plant. The leaves are a blueish-gray color and can be slightly glossy. 

They can grow both as a climber and as terrestrial plant. Depending on your space, you can decide how you would like this plant to grow. The petioles are “D” shaped, and the pollinated flowers create bright purple fruit. This Anthurium is unique and can add a cool tropical vibe to your indoor plant collection! 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Polyschistum
  • Common name: False Marijuana
  • Rarity: Semi-rare plant (easy to find) 
  • Native area: Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru
  • Varieties: Anthurium Polyschistum’ Tweed’

29. Anthurium Splendidum

Anthurium splendidum

The Anthurium Splendidum is another Anthurium with Bullate leaves (“blistered” or “bubbled” in texture). It allows the plant to repel water, increase the pants ability to capture light and create an appealing visual aspect.

It requires extremely high humidity and a controlled growing environment to grow successfully. I do not recommend this plant to a beginner. 

It is commonly confused with its close relative, Anthurium Luxurians. However, the Splendidum has much lighter green leaves and smaller “blisters”. This plant reminds me of reptilian skin, and I love the big heart-shaped leaves. This plant will make a striking addition to your indoor plant collection. 

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Splendidum
  • Common name: Splendidum
  • Rarity: Rare plant (moderately difficult to find)
  • Native area: Central America and Colombia
  • Popular hybrids: Anthurium Splendidum x Crystallinum

30. Anthurium Brownii

anthurium brownii

The Anthurium Brownii is one of the most stand-out Anthuriums due to its unique foliage. It has curly heart-shaped leaves with a texture similar to a fiddle leaf fig.

The veining is yellow, and the long petioles are a beautiful lime green. They have big overlapping sinuses (top section of the leaf) and can get up to 90cm tall indoors!

This plant is super hardy and easy to take care of. The most common issue is overwatering, so try to keep the soil on the drier side. This plant will add an exotic element to your house plant collection and is an absolute must-have.

  • Scientific name: Anthurium Brownii
  • Common name: Brownii
  • Rarity: Common rare plant (Easy to find)
  • Native area: Central and South America
  • Varieties: Anthurium Brownii Variegated


The Anthurium genus has a remarkable variety of plants in various shapes, textures, colors, and sizes. No matter your preference, you will be able to find an Anthurium that speaks to you and adds a striking and interesting aspect to your indoor plant collection. Anthuriums can be fussy, but some are much easier to care for. I hope this article has inspired you to start – or add to – your Anthurium collection. 

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