How to Take Anthurium Cuttings


People generally think of Hawaii when they think about anthuriums. Although the plant thrives in the tropics there are a number of species that do well in various other climates as well, from forests to deserts. Anthurium may also be grown as a houseplant.The anthurium flower contains both male and female flower parts and appears in many shapes and colors. Propagation of the anthurium from cuttings is easy.

Step 1

Fill the planting pot with equal parts of coarse sand and peat moss. Moisten the planting mix well and allow the water to drain from the bottom of the pot. Poke a planting hole into the soil.

Step 2

Cut sections at least 2 inches in length of the anthurium stem using a sharp knife. Each cutting should include at least two joints.

Step 3

Dust the cut end of the stem with fungicide, then insert it into the planting hole, burying at least two joints.

Step 4

Mist the cutting and cover the pot with a plastic bag.

Step 5

Place the bagged cutting on the heat mat, set to 70 to 75 degrees F.

Step 6

Remove the cutting from the heat mat and take it out of the bag when it sprouts. This should occur within one to two months.

Things You'll Need

  • Planting pot
  • Coarse sand
  • Peat moss
  • Knife
  • Fungicide
  • Plastic bag
  • Plant mister
  • Heat mat


  • Agriculture World Group: Vegetative Propagation
  • Virginia Wesleyan College: The Cultivated Anthurium
  • International Aroid Society: General Information about Anthurium
Keywords: anthurium cuttings, propagating anthurium, cuttings from anthurium

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