Can you top-cut a self-heading philo?

tiareman(9b)July 16, 2006

I'm curious about propagating a self-heading philo.

I have a very large Philodendron x Evansii that I want to cut back. I would like to take the top cutting and root it, but my main concern is that the plant that I cut puts out shoots near the cut and continues to grow. I dont want to stunt the original plant.

Has anyone ever tried this? Any advice?

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eric_9b(z9b Orlando)

You can cut the top off and it should resprout from the base. The top half should also root easily, just remove most of the leaves. Leave about 3 or 4 of the newest and cut the rest off. The base will resprout, probably with about 2-3 new growing points that will all grow large eventually like the original plant.
Eric
Orlando,FL z9b/10a

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 8:28AM
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aroideana(Tropical Australia)

I've taken several cuttings from self headers . I only took small base shoots , and made sure they all had a few roots . I got 8 out of 10 to survive . Never tried to take a mature top .

    Bookmark   July 20, 2006 at 5:23AM
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tiareman(9b)

Thanks Eric- that's what I wanted to hear :)

    Bookmark   July 28, 2006 at 10:49PM
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