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Pruning Maranta Tricolour???

Posted by StewartsJon none (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 11, 13 at 7:10

I have a slight problem. In 15 years of looking after indoor plants, I've never had Maranta Tricolour get too big - they usually get long and leggy and get replaced long before that. Bear in mind that I do this commercially, so we don't tolerate unhappy plants - they get binned.

So I seem to be a victim of my own success, and these Marantas - which are meant to just wrap elegantly round the bases of the Philos - are now about to hit the carpet. That'll teach me to feed so much I guess!

Any suggestions on the best time to prune? I would have thought Feb/March just before the serious growing recommences.

As for pruning, I guess I just cut the longest bits right back to a joint in the main 'clump'.

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RE: Pruning Maranta Tricolour???

They look great and as for pruning them back, your right on the method, and you can actually trim them back at any time, would love to have your cast offs lol!

This post was edited by katbird on Thu, Nov 14, 13 at 2:28

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