You’ve probably had this happen before. You buy a beautiful plant expecting it to produce lots of flowers. However, except for a few little flowers, the rest won’t open. You don’t want to throw the plant away just yet, but it doesn’t look very appealing. Fortunately, there’s a solution for this problem! This article tells more about how to make your plants bloom again.

How to make plants bloom again?

Proper care is the key, and pruning can also encourage growth and flowering. It’s important to know that only healthy plants will produce flowers. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to know what a certain plant needs in the way of care and location. Does the plant prefer direct sunlight or not? And how often will it need water? One plant thrives in a very dry soil while another prefers a slightly moist soil. If you give the plant what it needs, it will produce a nice display of flowers.

You should also know that pruning not only encourages growth but, in many cases, flowering as well. So don’t be afraid of using your pruning shears: plants are a lot more resilient than you might think!

How can you get an Anthurium to produce more flowers?

An Anthurium plant produces new flowers throughout the year. This usually involves a cycle of three months in bloom, a number of months without flowers, and then another three months in bloom.

If your Anthurium hasn’t produced any new flowers for a while, there are a few steps you can take to remedy this. Give you plant a location where it receives more light, water it no more than once a week, and try giving it a little Anthurium fertiliser. In early spring, provide no fertiliser and give it a little less water for six weeks to two months. Once the weather becomes warmer and sunnier, give it a little more water and start fertilising. By following this routine, your Anthurium will usually start producing new flowers fairly soon.

Repotting an Anthurium plant

If your Anthurium has grown too big for its pot, repotting is a good idea. Do this preferably in spring, because the lighter days stimulate the formation of buds. Place the plant in a pot with a diameter of at least 20% wider than the previous one, and use special Anthurium soil to do this. If you are going to repot your plant, mix in a bit of Anthurium feed at the same time so that the plant has a bit in reserve for growing.

Also read: How should I care for my Anthurium?