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Anthurium veitchii 'King Anthurium'

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Species Name: Anthurium veitchii 'King Anthurium'

Common Name(s): King Anthurium, The King

Defining Characteristics: 

  • One of the largest anthurium species giving it the nickname “The King”
  • Foliage is spear-shaped, with very visible midribs and veins
  • As the plants mature, the foliage will get more of a corrugated look
  • A great show plant for all plant collections

Recommended Pot Size: Large

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs

Temperature Requirement (°F): 65-80°

Humidity: 50-100%

Watering Frequency: Regular watering is required, but avoid the roots staying too wet.

Lighting:  Bright indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight.

Soil Type: Provide a well-draining soil that contains sphagnum moss and tree bark.

Growth Rate: Slow - Moderate

Height: Grows only 24 inches tall, but foliage can reach over 3+ feet in length 

Origin: Antioquia and Chocó in Colombia at altitudes around 1,000 meters

Regional Locality: Found growing epiphytically in mountain forests

USDA Hardiness Zone: 10-11

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:



  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Snakes
  • Geckos
  • Temperate Vivariums



  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Tropical Vivariums ✔
  • Toads
  • Lizards and tortoises
  • Geckos
  • Desert Vivariums

Care Notes: This plant does not like its roots to stay wet for very long.

* Anthurium species has some toxicity to humans, cats, and dogs as the sap contains calcium oxalate crystals. We deem this plant safe for use with the above animals, but the more risk-averse may wish to avoid it. For more information please visits the ASPCA list of Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants

Shipping Notes: Generous LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEE offered.

As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.

The plant pictured is in a 2.5 inch pot.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

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This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

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