anthurium propagation method

Anthurium Propagation Methods

If you have one gorgeous Anthurium which is getting too big and has outgrown its container, this is your time to multiply your plant through propagation! Propagation will not only give you new pots of Anthurium but also will make your plant healthier and happier. If you get too many of new potted Anthurium, you can even earn some money from them—Ssst! it is one of the hottest and most popular houseplants with export potential.
Generally, the Anthurium Propagation Methods are distinguished into 2—asexual propagation and sexual propagation. The first method will give you the clones of your lovely Anthurium because it produces genetically identical plants to the original. Meanwhile, the later, will give you a chance to have interesting hybrid of Anthuriums since you can cross-pollinating your Anthurium with different species—sounds great, right? Now, let’s delve into how these methods work.
Propagating Anthurium through asexual method can be done either by root splitting, or by stem cutting. Propagating Anthurium by root splitting means you can multiply your plant by dividing its offshoots. By far, this is the easiest option in Anthurium propagation methods. What you need to do first is to take your plant out of the pot. Then gently clean the roots from the potting mix—if necessary, you may have to rinse them with water. Next, look for the offshoots that you want to split. After that, replant these offshoots in new pots and you are all set.
Furthermore, you can also asexually propagate your Anthurium by stem cutting. You may think that the idea of chopping a plant apart and watching the pieces grow back is magic. But, don’t be surprised! Many plants can actually regenerate from this method, including Anthurium. If your Anthurium has grown into an enormous size, try this method—because bigger your Anthurium, the easier it will be to propagate from cuttings. Anthurium cuttings without roots can still develop into full plants as long as they include at least two nodes which are the sections of stem capable of putting out new leaves and roots.
What you need to do first is to cut the stem of your Anthurium away from the root ball. Then clean up the stem—you may also need to prune off wilting leaves. Next, slice the stem into as many sections as you like, as long as each one has at least two nodes. After that, plant your cuttings in new pots and you are done propagating your Anthurium from stem cuttings.
Anthurium can also be propagated using sexual propagation from seeds. But, you may not want to get involved with this tricky and complicated method. This method requires some repeated steps (especially if you only have one Anthurium plant) and takes time. However, this method will bring you some advantages including cross-breeding (like what I have noted above!), low-impact—because you do not need to rip apart or slice up your lovely plant, and fun (especially if you want to be an Anthurium expert)—because, following the slow but steady reproductive cycle of your Anthurium can be both fascinating and rewarding.
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