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Q.No New Growth On My Philodendron, Any Suggestions?

Zone Leawood, KS 66209 | forrka added on January 19, 2020 | Answered

I have it in water & I did fertilize recently. It has a healthy amount of roots – I am wondering if I should cut some of them back?

They don’t look very good here…

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Answered on January 20, 2020

That, actually, has the tell-tale markings of the Pothos plant. Though it isn't even closely related, they do have similar care.

With that being said- Growing them in water, unless you grow them hydroponically and with aeration (pumped air) will be a very slow process. They will grow faster in soil, but still usually pretty slow without very bright ambient light.

The only thing to do is make sure to care for the plant as it slowly matures. This means keeping the water fresh, and feeding a few drops of nutrients on the rare occasion. They aren't heavy feeders, though. Keep it warm and in bright but indirect light and it will continue to be healthy.

Alternatively, you can choose to plant it in soil. They will grow much faster, but will require constant care to keep them in check.

These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pothos/pothos-plant-care.htm


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