Lantana Plants

Trimming Lantanas

Tolbert added on January 1, 2012 | Answered

We had a company trim our lantanas and they didn't prune; they used an electric trimmer. Now they are all dying. We live in southwest Florida. Do you think the way they were trimmed is the reason?

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Answered on January 2, 2012

As long as the stems are still green, they should be fine. The use of an electric trimmer shouldn't make much of a difference, unless they actually damaged the plant with choppy cuts (not smooth). These plants can normally be pruned back by a third to half their growth. For future reference, this article should help:

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