Native from Panama to Peru, this evergreen herbaceous perennial is grown primarily for its large rounded glossy dark green leaves with indented silver-white veins. The purplish green spathes and spadices are ornamentally insignificant.
Anthurium crystallinum prefers humidity, partial shade, and fertile, moist, well drained soil. Use as a house plant, or as a container or garden plant in tropical areas.
In summer, keep the soil moist at all times. In winter it may dry out slightly between waterings. The plant likes a high aerial humidity which can be obtained either by vaporizing or placing it on a water tray.