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Can you top-cut a self-heading philo?

Posted by tiareman 9b (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 16, 06 at 23:45

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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RE: Can you top-cut a self-heading philo?

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.
Orlando,FL z9b/10a

RE: Can you top-cut a self-heading philo?

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 .

RE: Can you top-cut a self-heading philo?

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

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