How to Propagate Anthurium Magnificum?
You can propagate the Anthurium Magnificum in several ways. The two most efficient methods are via stem cuttings and root division.
Stem cuttings is the simpler method. Although you need to wait a few weeks for new roots to develop.
Division requires more work at least initially. But you a semi-grown plant once you’re done propagating.
Although both methods work quite well, I’ve notice that propagating using root division gives you stronger, more robust new plants.
Thus, it is really up to you on which method you want to use.
Either way, I’ll go through both the methods below step by step.
Propagation through Stem Cuttings
Propagating the Anthurium Magnificum is easily achieved through stem cuttings.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to propagating your plant:
- Identify a 4 inch part of the stem with a few leaves and nodes.
- Using sterilised garden shears, cut off this stem just below the node. The node is the knobby part of the stem.
- Remove any leaves from the bottom half of the stem cutting (as this will later be submerged in water).
- Prepare a jar of room temperature distilled water. Place the stem cutting in the water jar, making sure that no leaves are submerged but that at least two nodes are under the surface of the water. The submerged nodes are where the roots will grow.
- Keep the water jar in a sunny location with plenty of indirect light.
- Replace the water every two days or more every day if the water looks murky.
- In a few weeks, you should see roots growing from the submerged nodes.
- When the roots are about 3 inches long, repot this into a moist potting mix.
- You have a newly rooted plant. Treat as you would any other Anthurium Magnificum.
Propagation through Root Division
Another way to propagate your plant is through root division. Root division is another straightforward way to multiply your Anthurium Magnificum, but it requires an established plant at least two years old.
We recommend propagating through root division in spring. If you intend on repotting your plant as it’s grown too large for its current pot, why not take advantage of this and separate your plant into two?
Here’s a step-by-step guide to propagating through root division:
- Gently remove the plant from its container, using your fingers to tease the roots out carefully.
- Rinse off the roots with room temperature distilled water.
- Place roots aside to dry out for 24 hours.
- Meanwhile, prepare fresh potting mix and appropriately sized containers for the original and new plant (or plants!).
- Repot into the new containers. Be careful not to pat down the soil too aggressively as this causes the soil to compact and air pockets in the soil to disappear.