Once mature and a few years old , many Anthuriums develop a tall 'trunk' .|
These can be cut up , and sprouts will usually form .
A few months ago , I was forced to chop off the top of a very large Anthurium atropurpureum , as it was to top heavy . Now I have some vigorous sprouts forming on the 50 cm [ 20 "] tall stump I left in the 30 cm [ 12"] tub it was growing in . By spring these should have developed roots of there own, and I should be able to remove them .
Then, maybe the stump will produce a few more sprouts
> Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 11:06:41 -0700
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> thanks for all the responses.
> i don't have many anthuria but they seem reluctant to propagate vegetatively, at least mine, compared to other genera. currently i'm only growing stenophyllum and faustino-mirandae, and i've had the steno for a long time and wanted to propagate it to give away. but it hasn't done it. i wonder if the crown gets injured, would that stimulate further division?
> come to think of it, i think i had a bird's nest-type that did make several crowns before. are the bird's nest more likely to do this?
> sheldon, if you divide them, they'll grow better, i'm sure.
> tsuh yang
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