Re: pruning Anthuriums
- Subject: Re: pruning Anthuriums
- From: Piabinha@aol.com
- Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 21:46:22 -0600 (CST)
this plant's leaves are sticking out in all directions (as opposed to growing straight up vertically) so it's hard to prune it partially leaving some leaf material or to do it as you suggest. i have received some anth. in the past that were all pruned (only the stems and roots remaining) and they never put out new growth. but i guess it depends on the species and the plant. thanks for all your suggestions and replies.
> What about just tying the petioles together in a sheaf, and then just
> crumpling the leaves together with a cloth or paper wrapped around them? Even
> if the leaves arrive mangled, some of the photosynthetic apparatus will
> survive, and that will help the plant recover slightly faster. Just an idea.