Should I trim this back?

vardpenguinOctober 4, 2010

Anyone know what this is?

Also, it's got a few of these really long vines, but if I'm trying to get the younger/shorter ones to catch up would I be better off trimming these long one's back? Or should I just leave it as is?

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greenchic(7)

could it be a Heart-Leaf Philodendron?

    Bookmark   October 4, 2010 at 6:03PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Looks like plain old Pothos to me, aka Epipremnum.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2010 at 6:10PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Sorry, I missed the 2nd question, the younger shorter ones don't neeed to 'catch up' but if you trim the longer parts & place them back into the pot it will help keep it full & lush looking.

You COULD also root those cuttings in water for a new plant altogether.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2010 at 6:21PM
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vardpenguin

Thanks!
When you say "trim the longer parts & place them back into the pot it", would you mind giving me a little more detail so I know I do it correctly?

Same for rooting them actually. Do I just cut them anywhere, and put it in water for a few days until I see roots?

    Bookmark   October 4, 2010 at 7:58PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Sorry, I see my ID is not quite right, I'll let someone else do it, I don't know the exact name of that plant it's not quite what I suggested, but LIKE that.

Yeah, pretty much cut them anywhere, like a 6 or 8" piece & pop into water 'til you see roots.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2010 at 11:06PM
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birdsnblooms

Yep, you have a Heart-Shape Philodendron,..Philodendron scandens.
Cut back where the bottom stems are getting a little spindly. Root, then plant in the same pot with mom. It'll look a lot fuller.
Although Philo scandens don't need direct sun, it wouldn't hurt to give it a little more light. Artificial will do. Notice the leaves on the bottom aren't as large as the upper leaves?
Your Philo needs more light and/or humidity.

It's a very nice-looking Philo. Toni

    Bookmark   October 4, 2010 at 11:56PM
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johnh_or(Portland OR Z8)

Like most philos....if you train them to grow up-right, the leaves will get progressively larger.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2010 at 3:07PM
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