Help! How to cut back Philo Selloum?
I have this posted in Florida Gardening, but I thought someone on this forum might be able to help.
My lovely $9 philo purchased 6 years ago is chasing me out of my courtyard. I trim back damaged leaves, but it keeps getting taller, and I can barely see out my office window. Can I cut the stem to the ground & know that it will once again grow leaves even though there are aerial roots coming off the stem?
Is there a way to cut the stem off or other parts of the plant and successfully transplant those parts in other locations around the house? What is that yellow tube hanging off the base of the plant? There's one of these that fell off and is molding on the ground.
Other small philos have sprouted in the same planting bed, but their leaves never get very large when compared to the 'mother plant'. Is there a way to fix this?