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Q.philidendron plant froze

Zone georgia | bettyboo added on January 12, 2014 | Answered

The plant was doing very well until a few days ago when temp dropped to 7°F. Of course, my heat went out and the plant was one my mother found somewhere before passing away. She always had a green thumb for ANY type of plant so I feel like it’s my link to her and I am devastated. Is there anything I can do? It’s all mushy and parts are black, I guess from freezer burn, I don’t know. Can I save it?

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Answered on January 14, 2014

If there is any part of the plant still firm and green, you can save it. The parts that are mushy and black are a lost cause, but philodendron are very hardy and can come back if even the smallest part of them is undamaged.

Remove the blackened parts and see if you can find any green growth. Check the roots as well. If they are firm and white, they may also regrow the leaves.

Good luck!

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