Jungle King

Anthurium ellipticum 'Jungle King'

A tropical beauty, the jungle king is one of our most popular plants, mostly due to its distinctive shape and excellent air-cleaning properties.

To take care of your Anthurium ellipticum, you’ll need to keep it in a warm place (around 21ºC and no lower than 16ºC). Anthuriums are happiest in humid conditions, so water their soil small amounts every couple of days and regularly give their leaves a generous misting.

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Key Facts

  • Origin
    South America

    Low to bright indirect light

    Every few days

    Ideal temperature

    Did you know?
    This is a NASA-approved air purifying plant

Plant Bio

Originating in the rainforests of South America, the Anthurium ellipticum jungle king is a striking plant that is well-adapted to shady spots and loves the humidity.
There are close to 1000 different varieties of anthurium found in the wild, each with its own unique properties. The name ‘anthurium’ comes from the Greek ‘anthos’ (flower) and ‘oura’ (tail), so this name translates as ‘flowering tail’. While the jungle king species is unlikely to flower, its broad, green leaves offer plenty to look at!

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