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Lower 1/3 Of Monstrous Bare

Zone Toronto Canada | Jbarnett added on March 2, 2020 | Answered

I have an indoor 4-5ā€™ monstrous vine whose lower third is basically bare of leaves. Is there a way to root and repot it where it starts to have foliage so it looks better? Iā€™m afraid to kill it šŸ˜¬ Thank you! Jim

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BushDoctor
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Answered on March 3, 2020

No, you will not want to do that. The plant is growing as it does in nature.

You can force it to branch, and possibly regain some fullness down below, though. Do some very light tip-pruning. Only cut an inch or so from each tip. This will force branching.

Here are some articles that will help you:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/swiss-cheese-plant/proper-care-of-a-swiss-cheese-plant-swiss-cheese-plant-propagation.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/swiss-cheese-plant/repotting-cheese-plants.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/prune-roots.htm

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