Philodendron Plants
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Small leaves on my heart philodendron

Zone 46350 | Tedgar420 added on September 18, 2018 | Answered

The original plant I got had larger leaves and eventually they started to get smaller I think it was overwatered and developed rot. So I trim off the living part of the plant and places it in water. Will the leaves get bigger? Or is it just a tiny plant now?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on September 19, 2018

They will, eventually, get bigger. This is usually a symptom of root damage, which can happen with rot or with transplanting.

If you plant in a somewhat larger container, then the roots will spread faster, and deeper which will cause the leaves to grow bigger.

I believe with proper care, this will come back to be a completely healthy and normal plant.

This article will give you more information on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/philodendron/caring-for-philodendrons.htm

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