Zebra Plant 'Aphelandra'
My son just got me one of these as an xmas present. A few of the leaves are dry and crinkly, one has a rip in the middle and is getting crinkly around the rip. Can I trim these leaves off?
It came very rootbound in a tiny 5" pot. Even though it is in bloom, I felt I should as the roots were actually growing over the sides of the pot at the top. I just re-potted it yesterday, I didnt mess with the root system, it came right out in pot-form, dirt and all..was mostly roots it seemed.. and that's how i put it in the new pot. Fresh soil under and around the edges of existing soil. Gave it a good watering, as it was bone dry.
Should I have waited to re-pot? And can I trim the leaves? I don't want the dying leaves to take anything away from the rest of the plant, especially since its blooming.