What's your question? Ask

Hyacinth Plant

Q.Xanadu Philodendron

Zone 34983 | jowben1@aol.com added on October 23, 2017 | Answered

My plant is about 8 years old and healthy. It has grown over the pot, down to the ground, and started growing vertically again. My question is, can I cut The new vertical section, the horizontal piece, and leave the original “stump” to regrow ? It is in a large pot, with potting soil, and grown outside in a protected enclosed porch with a screened roof. Will the original stump grow new leaves ? (It would have none).The other 2 sections are fully leaved, and the stems are about 1″ in diameter. I would use a rooting hormone. Thanks for any advice. jowben1@aol.com

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 23, 2017

It would not hurt anything to cut them back. I believe it can benefit from this if it is overgrown. Here is an article for more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/philodendron/pruning-philodendron-plants.htm

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Hyacinth Plant
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert