Anthurium Plants
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Anthurium Plant

dahlia6650 added on December 15, 2019 | Answered

I bought this plant yesterday and the person told me it was a male and female plant. Is this true? I was disgusted. I felt like throwing it out. I would never thought of it like that.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on December 19, 2019

The anthurium has both male and female structures on the plant. Some plants have only male or female, not both. It's important for purposes of breeding new cultivars. If you want to increase your plants, it's best to divide them when they become rootbound.

Here is information on their care and breeding:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/anthurium/anthurium-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/anthurium/anthurium-plant-division.htm
https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep366#FIGURE%204

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