Anthuriums are long-lasting plants, especially when given the right care. When the plant has glossy green leaves and is producing new flowers, you can assume that it’s getting exactly what it needs. By pruning your Anthurium now and then, you can enjoy it even longer.

How to prune an Anthurium pot plant


To prune your Anthurium, you will need:

  • A pair of secateurs
  • A plant spray containing water

Also see: Anthurium plant care: how to take care of your Anthurium

How to prune

Begin by removing any brown or yellow leaves. If they don’t come away easily, you can trim them off with your secateurs.

The best way to remove faded flowers is to snip off their stem at the base of the plant. This keeps the plant from investing its energy in seed production instead of a beautiful new flower.

Then take a look at the Anthurium plant as a whole. Remove any leaves that deviate from the natural shape of the plant. These are the ones that are too tall or growing off at an odd angle. Just be careful not to remove too many leaves: keep at least four of them attached to the plant.

Finally, use the plant spray to mist water directly onto the leaves and stems.

If you have other questions, please refer to our FAQ.

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