How to propagate an anthurium: 3 steps
propagate an anthurium
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How to propagate an anthurium: 3 steps

If you or someone you know has a beautiful anthurium potplant at home, you could propagate it, so that you get more plants just like it. That may seem like a lot of work, but it’s actually really simple! You can propagate an anthurium in 3 steps:

Propagate an anthurium

If you want to propagate an anthurium, proceed as following:

  • Take the plant and cut off all the leaves close to the stem;
  • Then cut the stem into several pieces, each containing at least one eye (leaf bud);
  • Then place the pieces in an upright position in a pot containing a loose, well-draining mixture of half sand and half peat.

Keep the potting soil slightly moist and at a temperature of 25 to 30 degrees C. You will see: within a few weeks the cuttings will begin to form roots and leaves. When the plants are big enough, you can repot them.

Also see: Repotting your anthurium: tips on how to repot your plant

Anthurium care

Place your anthurium plant in a well lighted place, but not in direct sunlight. Keep it away from draughts and don’t place it close to a hot radiator, because it doesn’t like that at all. 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.

Make sure you water your anthurium plant regularly, but don’t over-water. During summer twice a week is sufficient, during the winter once a week. But only water when the soil is dry, because too much water can cause yellow leaf tips.

Read more about anthurium care: 7 tips for anthurium cut flowers and pot plants


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