In my blog about my Anthurium collection, I mentioned the Merrry Maroons. This plant is a beauty; produced a lot of flowers. The plant had suckers, which had over grown and had to be removed at the earliest. Today, I decided that I must remove the suckers, and then replant them. Will help save the parent plant and propagate new ones.
The Anthurium plants produce suckers at the base of the plants. They are called suckers because they take nutrition from the parent plant. Therefore, removing the suckers is important to keep the parent plant healthy.
The suckers can be removed when they have 3-4 leaves, and planted in suitable growing medium. Ensure that you do not hurt the parent plant when removing the suckers. This is one way to propagate Anthurium.
The growing medium must be able to retain substantial amount of water but well-drained. Coco husks, earthen pot pieces, saw dust, charcoal, coco peat, and other materials can be used to prepare the growing medium. The size of the containers depend on the size of the plant. For a young plant with 3-4 leaves, select a medium size container.
I got a few healthy plants to propagate and grow, as shown in the photo. :-)
For more information about Anthuriums, visit http://www.exoticrainforest.com/Grow%20or%20Growing%20Anthurium%20species.html.