Top Questions About Philodendron Plants

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Questions About Philodendron Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
January 11, 2014

Q. Pinching Philodendron

How do you pinch back the vines that are long? And what do you do with the vines you have cut back?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 11, 2014
Certified Expert
A.

With this plant, pinching the vines is just that. The length you want the vine to be, you can pinch them right there. It is best to pinch them right below where a leaf is growing, but you do not have too. With the vegetation that is pinched off, you can remove the lower 1-3 leaves and place them in a glass of water. They will root and you can replant them to grow more plants.

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Asked by
bettyboo on
January 12, 2014

Q. philidendron plant froze

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?

Answered by
Heather on
January 14, 2014
Certified Expert
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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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Asked by
maryelizabethliz on
February 8, 2014

Q. the leaves on my philodendron froze

The leaves on my philodendron froze.  They’re covered with brown, burnt looking spots. How would I repair this?

Answered by
Heather on
February 11, 2014
Certified Expert
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There is not much you can do to repair freeze damage. But Philodendrons are resilient plants and can regrow damaged leaves easily.

As long as the stems on the plant are alive, you just need to give it some TLC until spring, when it will regrow leaves.

This article may help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 20, 2014

Q. Yellow Leaves on Tree Philodendron

My beautiful, very green tree philodendron has gotten so yellow and ugly after the winter season. I covered if temperatures neared mid 30’s. New growth is green. Do I cut all the large yellow leaves? Thanks!

Answered by
Nikki on
March 20, 2014
Certified Expert
A.

It is possible that the plant suffered winter burn, or the yellowing leaves could simply be part of the natural process where leaves die as the plant grows. Either way, you can trim off the yellowing foliage without harming the plant.

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Asked by
Carolyn Adams on
March 24, 2014

Q. brown spots on philodendon leaves

Live in Gladstone, Queensland. There are brown spots on philodendron leaves (indoor plant).

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
March 26, 2014
A.

Brown spots on the leaves of philodendron are usually caused by disease pathogens which may be bacterial, viral, or fungus. This article tells you about the most common: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/bacterial-leaf-spot.htm

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Asked by
lidochef on
April 26, 2014

Q. Split leaf Philodendron issue

I have a mature split leaf Philodendron that has been broken off at ground level. It has a trunk of about 24 inches long with a healthy leaf and three or four large pods ready to open into leaves at the top. If I replant it as is, will it regrow roots and survive?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
April 27, 2014
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You'll probably have better luck regrowing new roots if you don't plant the whole thing. Cut it off 12 - 18" below the leaves, and bury the piece back into the soil. This article tells you more (I know the article is about "monstera," but the names are pretty much interchangeable, although technically they are 2 different species): https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/swiss-cheese-plant/monstera-deliciosa-propagation.htm

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Asked by
Queensusieq on
August 6, 2014

Q. two 9-year-old philodendrons removed and need to kill the roots

I also had two 9-year-old philodendrons removed and need to kill the roots. I need to know what to put on the roots of the philodendrons to kill them for good due to my 5-year-old dog Gigi (Cockapoo)!
Please tell me what to use on the roots so they won’t come back too!

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
August 7, 2014
A.

I take it you've already cut the plants down? Treat the trunks as advised in this article for killing trees with herbicide and by cutting them down: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/how-to-kill-a-tree-killing-trees-in-your-garden.htm

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