If your anthurium plant has become too large for its pot, you should repot it. Do this preferably in spring, because the lighter days will help stimulate the formation of buds. But if the plant shows signs that it’s severely outbound, don’t wait until spring because it might be dead by then. Need some help with repotting your anthurium? Here are our tips:
Repotting your anthurium
Use a new container that has a diameter of at least 20% larger than the old one, to ensure that the plant can still grow in there. Otherwise you might be doing this again next year. 😉 Use fresh potting soil, using just enough to bring the top of the anthurium’s rootball to about an inch below the rim of the container. Once repotted, the anthurium plant should sit at the same soil level it was situated in the original pot.
Anthurium pot plant care tips
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.
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. Both the pot plant and cut flower prefer to be in a room with a temperature between 20 ° C and 22 ° C. Place them in a well lighted place, but not in direct sunlight. And keep them away from draughts and don’t place them close to a hot radiator, because they absolutely don’t like that.
For more tips, see: Anthurium care: 7 tips for anthurium cut flowers and pot plants