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Anthurium Repotting 101

January 19, 2021

Often known as the "flamingo flower" for their bold, bright colors, anthuriums are the world's longest-blooming plant and will bloom continuously in the proper conditions all year long. 

Repotting your anthurium will give it the space it needs to grow and continue developing healthy new blooms.

Here's everything you need to know about anthurium repotting.

When is the best time for anthurium repotting?

Anthurium blooms usually stay bright and bold for two to three months before those blooms wilt and the plant grows new blooms. This is a normal part of the anthurium life cycle.

Anthuriums should be repotted every two to three years, or once they've outgrown their current pot. When your anthurium has grown to 20 inches tall in a pot with a five-inch diameter, it's time to graduate it to a new pot.

How to repot anthuriums

Carefully remove it from its current pot, trimming any brown leaves or wilted flowers. Then place it into a slightly larger pot (about 1-2 inches larger in diameter) and fill it with a light and aerated soil blend, such as a blend that is 50% peat moss and 50% coconut fiber.

After repotting anthuriums, water three times the normal amount (18 ice cubes, or
1 1/2 cups) until new leaves grow. Make sure to drain excess water so that the roots do not sit in standing water. It may be best to water more frequently during the week rather than trying to triple water all in one day.

Then you can return to weekly watering with six ice cubes or 1/2 cup of water.

More anthurium care tips

Anthuriums are tropical plants that thrive in warmer environments. Keep them in a place where the temperature is between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Kitchens and bathrooms are good choices because they typically have more heat and humidity.

One of the biggest anthurium care mistakes is overwatering. Make sure your anthurium has proper drainage and isn't getting more than the recommended amount of water. (Using the ice cube watering method will help!)

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