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Q.Neglected Epiphyllum Plants

ceehahn added on December 26, 2020 | Answered

Plants have exceptionally long ‘branches. 3 – 4 feet long. How do I clean them up and give them new life? I don’t want to cut anything without professional guidance. Thank you.

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Answered on December 27, 2020

My research showed you can prune them in June, after flowers fade. Remove dead or diseased branches first, cutting them back to their point of origin. Then cut back any stems that disrupt the natural balance. Cut them back to their parent stems. Continue until all sides are even.

Always disinfect your pruning shears between cuts with a 10 percent chlorine bleach solution. Reduce amount of water after pruning.


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