Pruning an Anthurium has several advantages. The most important one is: you can enjoy it longer! Because if an anthurium plant has wilted flowers and old leaves, a lot of energy goes into reviving them. While if you cut them away, the plant can use that energy to make new flowers and leaves! And that’s what we want, right? In this article you can read everything about how to prune an Anthurium.

How to prune an Anthurium pot plant

Cutting back an Anthurium is necessary from time to time, to keep it happy and healthy. Pruning can be done any time of year.


To prune your Anthurium, you will need:

  • A pair of secateurs
  • A plant spray containing water

How to prune an Anthurium

Proceed as follows:

  1. Begin by removing any brown or yellow leaves. If they don’t come away easily, you can trim them off with your secateurs.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Finally, use the plant spray to mist water directly onto the leaves and stems.

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

Anthurium care tips

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. Water it twice a week in the summer, in the winter once a week is sufficient. Make sure that the potting soil never is completely dry, but don’t let the plant drown in water either. Make sure that no water builds up at the bottom of the pot.

Do you have an Anthurium plant that’s so pretty you’d like to have another just like it? Well, you can, just by propagate Anthuriums by cuttings. Read all about that in this article. Has your Anthurium outgrown its pot? Then you can repot it. Read all about it in this article.

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