A disorder affecting some suspectible varieties of Anthurium andreanum, namely Nitta and Mado has been noticed locally during the summer months of November to February. This disorder has been commonly described as the Anthurium bleach and is characterised by a general discoloration or unpigmentation about the lobed portion of the spathe. Plants then go into a chronic or long-term symptom stage that is characterised by severe chlorosis and stunning of new leaves. Spathes and spadixes do not develop their normal colour and appear faded, hence the name 'bleaching '. Chronic symptoms usually last for 3 to 6 months or sometimes longer. Locally, it has been noted that there are between 2000 and 5000 unmarketable flowers obtained per month due to Anthurium bleach.