When you buy a new plant, you naturally want it to remain beautiful for as long as possible. There’s nothing quite as disappointing as having a plant with wilted flowers and brown leaves just weeks after purchase. Are you curious about how long an Anthurium plant lasts? Then read on.

How long does an Anthurium plant live?

With proper care, an Anthurium can live between 3 – 5 years. It produces new flowers throughout the year, but generally flowers for about three months. After three months, its cycle starts again. So don’t throw it away if it doesn’t bloom for a while!

If your Anthurium doesn’t produced flowers for a while, you can do the following. Place your plant in a lighter position, water only once a week and give a little extra plant feed. In early spring, stop giving plant feed for six weeks to two months and slightly less water. When it gets warmer and sunnier, you start watering and feeding again.

Also read: Flowering: tips on how to produce new Anthurium flowers

How to maximize the longevity of your Anthurium

To maximize the longevity of your Anthurium, there are a few things you can do:

  • Occasionally trimming an Anthurium plant helps extend its lifespan. By removing wilted flowers and brown leaves, you conserve the plant’s energy, which it can then use to produce new flowers and leaves.
  • If the Anthurium has outgrown its pot, you can repot the plant. Use a pot that is at least 20% larger than the old one to ensure the plant has room to grow.

By following these tips and providing proper care, your Anthurium plant can thrive for years!

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