Repotting/Root pruning Tree Philodendron

plant_lover_grow(z 8b-9a)April 9, 2013

Can you give me a few tips on repotting/root pruning a tree philodendron?
It's about 4 years old and been repotted 3 times, so it's pretty big now and its roots are bound. The leaves aren't getting any size to them anymore and what growth it's got is very slow.

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

You'll find some really good repotting directions & tips if you follow the link below ..... and there will be a lot of other info applicable to tending your plant in a container. A true repotting will allow the tree to resume growing closer to how it wants to grow. IOW, you'll be eliminating a condition that is probably seriously limiting growth and vitality. Most people think its a "growth spurt", and would call it such, but what you'll be seeing is how limited the plant was, and how well it might have been growing if roots had room to run a little. That's not being critical of you - just using your situation as a convenient way to offer some perspective on those "growth spurts". ;-)

Al

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 4:43PM
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plant_lover_grow(z 8b-9a)

Al,
There's no link in your post to follow.

Also, I'm not quite sure what you meant by...IOW...in your previous comment.

Matt

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 1:03AM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Oops!

IOW = in other words

Sorry! My goof ......

Here is a link that might be useful: Click me and I'll get you to the info .....

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 3:20PM
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