propagating anthurium

How to Propagate Anthurium Plants

How to Propagate Anthurium Plants - Are you familiar with Anthurium? The plant is also known as the tail flower, the flamingo flower, or the elephant ear. It is one of the most popular houseplants today because it comes with a lot of varieties which are all beautiful—and is generally easy to take care of. If you are an inexperienced gardener, Anthurium is one of the great plants to start. It does not need a lot of maintenance, but you do need to propagate it if you want it to keep blooming. So, let’s talk about propagating Anthuriums.

First things first, you need to know when to propagate it. Anthurium is a tropical flower, so it thrives best in moist, warm, bright conditions but with no direct sunlight. The plant is a survivor—it can grow well even without ideal conditions. The drawback is, it can grow so fast thus need some attention including propagating to keep it healthy and beautiful. Propagation of Anthuriums can be done when the plants have outgrown their pots—when the foliage is wilting or water goes straight through the pot.

Propagation is very advantageous for your Anthuriums if they are getting too large. Dividing them into smaller and more reasonable sizes will keep them from wilting and encourage blooming. Tips on propagating Anthuriums, you can either re-pot or divide them into smaller plants. Don’t worry, it is easy!

What you need to do are:

  1. Prepare all the tools and materials you may need, such as new pots, soil, cutter and others.
  2. Take the plant out of the pot and separate some of the roots.
  3. Look for the offshoots (the Anthuriums’ roots that are easy to separate).
  4. Divide these offshoots carefully, replant them in new pots and you are done propagating your Anthuriums.

It is easy, isn’t it? You can apply these easy-to-follow steps at your house and have new Anthurium plants in new pots. But, it is important to note that Anthurium contains Calcium Oxalate—meaning that, all parts of the plant may irritate your eyes and skin. So it is necessary to put on protective equipment such as safety goggles, gloves, masks and other safety gear before you start propagating your Anthuriums. The chemical compound—Calcium Oxalate—can also be poisonous if ingested. It can cause severe pain and swelling of the mouth and digestive system if chewed or eaten so make sure that you keep your distance safe from the reach of children or pets when you propagate your Anthuriums.

Depending on how large your Anthurium is, you can end up with lots of new pots of Anthurium plants. The larger your Anthurium, the more plants you will get from the propagation. If you end up with too many new pots of Anthuriums, don’t worry! This is your chance to share happiness by giving out some of your new potted Anthuriums to your closest relatives or friends as gifts. Pretty sure, anyone will be happy and thank you for your awesome and gorgeous Anthurium gifts.

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