Thick leathery like leaves. The species ranges from Costa Rica to Colombia (mountains of northwest Choco adjacent to Panama) at elevations of 350 to 1,800 m.
They grows best in bright, indirect light. Care also requires that the soil be free draining but hold some water. If you are growing this plant as a houseplant, half and half mix of potting soil and orchid soil or perlite will provide the kind of soil anthuriums prefer.