Philodendron Plants
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Lacy Tree or Fiddleleaf Philodendron

Zone Madison, MS 39110 | Kimala added on December 6, 2017 | Answered

My plant looks like both of these types that I mentioned. I have it in a large pot outside. I have had it for years and it is huge. I want to know if I can saw back some of these long trunks on this plant. Will it harm it. It’s time to move it to the garage and it’s too large.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on December 8, 2017

You should only do a light pruning on this plant. You can take off any dying lower leaves, but you will want to leave the majority of the plant intact. I do not think that this is a fiddleleaf, as those are typically a vining type philodendron. Lacy Tree would be more like it, but there are so many varieties that it can be hard to pinpoint.

I will include an article for fiddleleaf care as it will be the closest care that will be suitable for this type as well.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/philodendron/fiddleleaf-philodendron-care.htm

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