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Q.My Anthurium Doesn’t Look Like The Photos I’ve Seen.

Zone 37738 | Anonymous added on June 28, 2021 | Answered

We received an Anthurium in a floral basket from a funeral. When we brought it home it looked like the photos I saw online while looking for additional information on them. I was using the plant id stake in the pot. That was 3 years ago. Since then it’s grown from about a four inch pot and no more than 8 inches tall to take in a 16 inch pot and is nearly 5 feet tall, that I’ve had to stake or it would have taken over the floor in at least a 8-10 foot radious of the pot. It resembles more of a vine with a thick center. The air roots you mention on another question remind me of the little “nodes” seen on the stems/vines to pothos that eventually grow out in search of soil. This plant has bloomed beautiful red heart shaped spathes which look exactly like the leaves except for the center “cone” and has bloomed non-stop since we received it. Obviously it has been transplanted multiple times (at least 4) to be in a 16 inch pot. My question is from it’s growth habit, I’m wondering if it is truly a anthurium and if it isn’t what the heck is it. If it keeps growing this way it will outgrow my ceiling height in the next 3 to 5 years. Also if it has those “nodes” or air roots can I just cut off a section and plant it in soil or place it in water like pothos to start another one? I have several people that have mentioned they would love to have on too.

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Answered on July 9, 2021

That is the prettiest anthurium I've ever seen. And I didn't know they grew that large. Here are some ways to propagate and prune it:


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