Asked on Jun 29, 2017

I have a philodendron that is has long vines w/leaves mainly on ends

by Mrsredsie
Vines are very long, some have leaves but some have only a few leaves on ends, or none at all

  10 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 29, 2017
    Is the plant in a pot?

  • Caroline McKewan Rhodes Caroline McKewan Rhodes on Jun 29, 2017
    You can trim it back to the main trunk it will come back even better

  • Mary lu Mary lu on Jun 29, 2017
    I would clip the vine just above the firs leaf and reroot it and then plant it in pot. cut the plain fine back to the pot. it will probably grow new roots.

  • Lynne Lynne on Jun 29, 2017
    On my philodendron, where the vines are long and lost their leaves I cut them off, water a lot and first thing you know they have grown new vines and the cut off ones grow as well.

  • Cas11608898 Cas11608898 on Jun 29, 2017
    All the energy of your plant is being absorbed by the length of the vines. Therefore, to reduce the drain, shorten the vines. Cut below the lowest nub to encourage leaf growth.

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jun 29, 2017
    Once 'spindly' it will not 'fill in'. You can cut it way back and hope for the best or replace it.

  • Pat Brougher Pat Brougher on Jun 29, 2017
    When in doubt, prune!

  • Mrsredsie Mrsredsie on Jun 29, 2017
    Thank you very much for the info, was very helpful.

  • Brandy Grimes Brandy Grimes on Jun 29, 2017
    I was given my husband's great grandmother's philodendron shortly after we were married and I put it on top of the fridge to trail down. It promptly dropped dead after a few weeks. Fortunately I had given my grandmother a cut of it that she rooted so I was able to regrow it! I suggest rooting a few pieces of it and maybe transplant them after you thin it out.

  • Lora Lora on Jun 29, 2017
    Try putting the cuttings with leaves at the end into a glass of water and let them root. Once rooted you can plant them back into the pot to make the plant look fuller.