Anthurium propagation by tissue culture techniques appears as an alternative to increase the production. Tissue culture is simply put the process of cloning plants. This is why each anthurium of a given variety looks so similar. It is because they are genetically identical clones.
At the lab, a technician first confirms that the plant is healthy and then snips off a portion of it. He will then sterilize the plant sample and place it into a flask containing an agar based medium that is saturated with special plant hormones that cause the sample to form a callus, which is an undifferentiated mass of plant cells.
Once the plantlets have grown big enough, they are transplanted into new flasks to grow further. When they have reached a size where they can survive in open air, they are removed from the flasks and transplanted into larger pots. For a time, these new plants are allowed to grow in the controlled conditions of a green house. After they have grown big enough and adjusted to growing in the open air, they are returned to the farm and planted in the fields at the farm.