Swiss Cheese Plants

Aerial Roots on Cheese Plants

Anonymous added on November 19, 2010 | Answered

I have inherited a Swiss cheese plant which needs some TLC. It is about 10 feet high. First, it needs cutting back (which I think I know how to do). Second, it has loads of aerial roots which make it look untidy. Can I cut these back as well?

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Answered on November 19, 2010

It is not recommended that you remove the aerial roots. If you prune them, you can open the plant up to disease. If possible, give them something to cling to, like a moss covered pole. This will keep them controlled and less unsightly.

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