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Anthurium Plant Division: How and when to divide anthuriums

The Anthurium, also known as the flamenco flower, is a very popular house plant for its easy care and its heart-shaped flowers. It is an excellent plant even for inexperienced gardeners. Maintenance is low, although it is sometimes necessary to divide the anthuriums to keep them in flower.

When to divide anthuriums

Anthuriums are actually a tropical flower, so most of us have to be content to grow them indoors in pots. As a rainforest plant, anthurium thrives best in warm, humid conditions with indirect sunlight. Even in the absence of ideal conditions, this plant is hardy and survives. It is an excellent choice for someone who does not have a green thumb. On the other hand, some maintenance is necessary, especially the separation of Anthurium plants, to keep them happy and healthy.
A good reason to divide Anthuriums is simply that your plant is blooming and has outgrown its container. You can replant it or divide it and have two new plants. The anthurium should be repotted or divided when you start to see roots coming out of the pot’s drainage holes or surround the plant in the upper part of the soil.
If the foliage is wilting or if water is passing directly into the pot, these are also signs that your plant has outgrown its container. When you have repotted your anthurium in several large containers, it is time to divide it into smaller plants.

How to split an anthurium

The good news is that the division of anthurium plants is not difficult. You will be happy if your plant becomes too big. By dividing it into more reasonable sizes, you keep all the plants healthier and promote greater flowering.
Just take the plant out of the pot and separate part of the roots. Look for sprouts, roots that are easy to separate. Remove them and repot them in a new pot.
Depending on the size of your anthurium, you can divide it in two or end up with ten new plants. This is a great opportunity to use your anthuriums as gifts. If you don’t need ten potted anthuriums, pass them on to your friends or use them as hostess gifts. Everyone will be delighted to receive one of these beautiful, easy-to-grow tropical flowers.

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