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Birds Nest Anthurium

I have a bird nest anthurium with a new plant growing out of bottom side . Main trunk is about 13 inches tall and 6 inches wide . I would like to know how to separate them.

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Jul 16, 2020

This could be…
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

This could be easier than you think. It looks like the pup is probably rooted, even though it may still be attached to the mother plant.

I would carefully dig around it, and get down to where it’s attached. Most likely, it will have its own roots by this time, as it’s a good size.

Cut it off with a sharp knife, or scalpel. Then pot it separately into a pot for a while or into its new growing area.

If you think it might need more time, slice down in between the two, and leave it until you’re sure it’s got good roots going on. I use a ditch digging spade to do this, but it’s got to be sharpened so it doesn’t just tear the roots, but cuts right through them.

You can lever the baby plant away from the main one, fill the gap with some fresh soil, and leave it to fill in with more roots before you dig it out to move it.