Philodendron Plants
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Philodendrons outdoor to indoor

Zone 33549 | Anonymous added on September 13, 2017 | Answered

Hello, I have two very large and over grown philodendrons outside my home. I am planning to have them uprooted as they are blocking our gate... I wanted to know if these can be potted and placed inside the home in a well lighted area. I live in Florida by the way.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 14, 2017

Philodendrons can certainly be grown as houseplants. However, it is always a difficult adjustment for a plant growing in the ground to be moved into a pot. Pruning the plant back beforehand will help, along with other strategies to prevent transplant shock:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/repotting-stress-treatment.htm

Here is more about philodendrons in containers:

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

If the shrubs don't make a healthy transition, you can save the plant by making a cutting, rooting it and growing it in its own pot:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/projects/rooting-plant-cuttings.htm

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