stepa 'ponytails' pruning question

Dianita(z7 MD)March 18, 2005

Hi!

Does anyone know when's the right time to cut back stepa, and how far? It looks like it never died back all the way - it's got some green at the base.

I'd hate to cut it too late and massacre the new foliage, but I don't even know if maybe stepas just renew their old foliage in the spring!

Thanks!

Diana (total-OG-newbie)

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well_rooted(5, BC Canada)

I wondered the same about my plant, so I just asked a friend of mine, who is an expert. He said to give it a light trim, cutting off about one third of the length of the leaves.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2005 at 6:09PM
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nooks_n_granny(Z6-7)

I cut mine back to an inch or two above ground and it shoots out fresh new foliage....even if you cut some of the new blades, it wouldn't be hardly noticable to the naked eye. If you don't cut it back hard, you'll have a blended green and brown clump all year. Good luck =)

    Bookmark   March 27, 2005 at 9:57PM
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