Philodendron Plants
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philodendron plant

Zone like in oklahoma city | quincycobb added on March 24, 2015 | Answered

My plant is losing a lot of leaves and has grown incredibly long. How do I restore the plant to its full glory? Do I need to trim it down? It hangs from the ceiling and touches the floor now.

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shelley
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Answered on March 25, 2015

What leaves in particular are being lost? Older plants will start to drop their lower leaves, giving the plant a spindly appearance. Also, if they get really tall they start to look gangly too. I would recommend pruning it back. In addition, I would also review the care of philodendrons via the article below, just to ensure it's getting adequate sunlight, water and fertilizer.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/philodendron/caring-for-philodendrons.htm

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