Anthurium Plants

What Can I Do With My Overgrown Anthurium?

Anonymous added on October 12, 2016 | Answered

My anthurium if 5 years old. I've kept it upright till now but can no longer find anything that will work. It's been repotted once. As you can see from the photo, it's very heavy. Is there any way to keep it in check without simply repotting it each time?

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 12, 2016

You plant looks to be a good candidate for pruning.

Use a clean sharp garden snips or cutter.
Start at the top of the plant and work your way around.
Trim any dead or withering leaves away.
Prune back any of the hanging or leaves that are falling over the pot. This will help the plant to stand back up again.
When you are pruning hold the snips so the blade is at a downward angle. You will be leaving the plant stem at an angle encouraging multiple stems to grow from that angle.
The plant will now be in a healing mode. Use a misting bottle to spray the plant so it can soak the water up through the cuts and leaves. Mist the plant so the water forms droplets on the leaves but not dripping from the leaves.

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Anthurium Plants

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.