Philodendron Plants
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Repotting a large philodendron…

Zone 30290 | Anonymous added on April 10, 2019 | Answered

I have an very old philodendron that desperately needs repotting. I am enclosing a picture. Any suggestions...what size pot etc...

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 11, 2019

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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