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How do you bring back a philodendron?

If your philodendron is the vining type, use pruning shears or simply pinch the tips of vines. This quickie type of pruning will neaten up the plant and encourage bushier, healthier growth. Always cut or pinch growth just above a leaf node, which is the point on a stem where a new leaf or stem grows.

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Besides, how do I bring my philodendron back to life?

Keep the soil moist but not wet, and if your philodendron still looks like it needs a major overhaul, you can always have it undergo the knife. Cutting back this houseplant to a 3-inch stump gives it a new leaf on life, and the fresh foliage that will emerge from the stump will give you both a fresh start.

Also, why is my philodendron plant dying? Sun Sorrows. When grown indoors, philodendrons prefer bright, indirect sunlight. Full, direct sunlight can cause leaves to turn yellow or develop sunburned patches. Too little light may result in the lower leaves turning yellow and the death of leaf tips.

Subsequently, question is, what can I do with an overgrown philodendron?

How to Care for an Overgrown Philodendron Selloum

  1. Water your split leaf philodendron plant the day before you prune it.
  2. Trim the growing tips back to the desired height with a sharp knife.
  3. Water the plant thoroughly until water runs freely from the bottom of the pot or until the soil is saturated to a depth of 6 inches or more for plants growing in the ground.

What does a philodendron look like?

erubescens is a sturdy climber that grows vigorously, up to 20 feet. It has 10 to 16 inch dark green arrow-shaped leaves that are red to copper on the underside. The stems are reddish-purple while young. Red-leaf philodendron likes medium light and several cultivars are selected for their color.

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