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Splitting the Anthurium into cuttings


How do you propagate an Anthurium?

The Anthurium is an easy houseplant. So easy, in fact, that you can leave most species in water instead of soil. Then you only have to worry about the right location. Ideal! In terms of appearance, flowering Anthuriums look a bit like Spoon Plants.

The handy thing about the Anthurium is that you can propagate the plant by tearing it. In principal you don’t need any supplies for this. Although it is wise to be well prepared so that you will not be faced with any surprises.


  • Anthurium
  • Knife
  • Disinfectant
  • Old towel
  • Flowerpot with fresh potting soil

Propagating an Anthurium in 4 steps

1. Clean the knife

In most cases, you propagate the Anthurium by tearing it. Although we recommend to be sure to have a clean knife at hand. Be the first to clean the knife with pure alcohol or disinfectant.

2. Less mess thanks to the towel

Since propagating can cause quite a bit of mess, we recommend that you put down an old towel. Remove the Anthurium from its flowerpot and place the roots on the towel.

Look carefully at the roots and consider beforehand how many cuttings you would like to divide the plant into.

3. Tear the roots apart

Yeah, you hear that right. As soon as you have everything ready, you may tear the lump. Tear from top to bottom so you don’t damage roots unnecessarily.

Isn’t tearing easy? Then take the knife and cut the roots in half.

4. Repot immediatly

The different cuttings can be placed in a flowerpot with fresh soil after tearing. If you only have one cutting, it is best to repot the mother plant in a larger flowerpot. We recommend choosing a pot that is at least 20% larger than its previous one. After propagating, always keep the shoots moist and preferably in an environment with high humidity.

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