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Q.long brown roots from split Philodendron

Anonymous added on February 11, 2020 | Answered

I have a twenty year old Philodendron Monstera, split leaves (I think the identification is correct) It has always lived in my hall, partial sun, and is happy. But it has long, brown thin ‘roots’ that grow over the pot and creep along the carpet! Some are two/three feet long, and I cannot work out what their purpose is, and I have to loop them out of the way. Can I cut them off, or what is their purpose please?
Many thanks

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Answered on February 12, 2020

You can cut them off. They are air roots. Here's how:


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