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Q.How To Save 40 Year Old Frost Bite Elephant Ear Philodendron

Zone Corpus Christi, Texas 78412 | Hollie added on February 21, 2021 | Answered

This Elephant ear philodendron is huge and old, maybe 30 years old, 15′ by 8′. About 10 trunks. It was frozen here in South Texas. It’s a full Sun outdoor plant. All prawns have died. How do I save it? Do I cut the trunks off at the ground?

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Answered on February 22, 2021

ONLY cut off the affected growth. It will recover on its own. Do not cut any living, and unaffected tissue.

Sometimes B vitamins (The plant kind, not the people kind) can help with stress, but time heals these wounds.

This article will offer more information on the care of the plant:


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