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Re: [Aroid-l] Epiphytic philodendron culture

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Try mossing off the top 3 to 4 leaves and allowing the roots to grow out into spagnum brfore you top it and restick it at the base of a totem. that might help to retain the vigor and increasing leaf size with out set back.
-----Original Message-----
From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of ExoticRainforest
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 8:37 AM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Epiphytic philodendron culture

In personal experience that only "sort of" works.  If your plant has begun to morph into a larger blade size it may retain that more adult form but not necessarily continue to morph.  At least that has been what I've seen in my atrium.  I was given a fully adult Monstera adansonii about one year ago.  I attached it to a totem and every new leaf since has been half the size of the original blades.  Ron Weeks and others will have better experience than do I.  I've resorted to using multiple sphagnum moss totem poles in order to give the plants as much height as possible.  You can find those fairly inexpensively on the net.
Steve Lucas
----- Original Message -----
From: Isla Verde
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 10:40 PM
Subject: [Aroid-l] Epiphytic philodendron culture

Hello all:
I know that some philodendrons need to climb higher in order to get bigger leaves. The problem is, I don't have all the vertical space for them. So could I just top off the plant and stick the cutting back onto ground level and expect the leaves to maintain/increase their sizes from there?
Thank you

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