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Q.What can I do with my overgrown anthurium?

Zone North Georgia - Gainesville | 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?

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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.


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