Anthurium pruning: how to prune your anthurium plant
Anthurium pruning
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Anthurium pruning: how to prune your anthurium plant

Pruning your anthurium plant every now and then is necessary to keep it happy and healthy. It will also make the plant last longer. Because by cutting away wilted flowers and old leaves, the plant can save its energy. And that energy comes in handy when making new leaves and flowers! So read on for our anthurium pruning tips.

Anthurium pruning

Pruning can be done any time of year, and you will need a pair of secateurs and a plant spray containing water. Start by removing any discolored or dead leaves. Then remove wilted flowers, by snipping off their stem at the base of the plant. This way the plant won’t invest its energy in the wilted flowers any longer, and will be able grow new beautiful flowers instead.

Then take a close look at the anthurium plant. Remove any leaves that deviate from the natural shape of the plant. The ones that are too tall or growing in an odd angle, for example. Just be careful not to remove too many leaves: keep at least four of them attached to the plant. And finally, use the plant spray to mist water directly onto the leaves and stems.

Anthurium plant care

Anthurium plants are very easy to look after, as they need very little attention to keep looking beautiful for a long time. During summer, your anthurium plant should be watered twice a week. In the winter, once a week is enough. Try to make sure the soil is never dry, but don’t over-water it. If the soil is moist, wait a week before watering again.

Because the anthurium is a tropical plant, it loves warmth and prefers high humidity. That’s why it blooms very well in the bathroom, for example. Place the plant in a well lighted place, but not in direct sunlight. And keep it away from draughts and hot radiators, because they absolutely don’t like that.

Also see: Anthurium care: 7 tips for anthurium cut flowers and pot plants

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