Hey there, plant parent! You’ve got an Imperial Red Philodendron, and you’ve been working hard to keep it healthy and happy. But have you ever thought about pruning?
If not, don’t worry—you’re not alone. Pruning can seem scary, but it’s easy once you get the hang of it. And it will help your plant grow stronger and healthier! In this article, we’ll give you some Imperial red philodendron pruning tips so that it stays looking beautiful and healthy.
Tip # 1 – Trim Imperial Red Philodendron in The Spring.
Prune Imperial Red Philodendron in the spring. Trim back the stems that grow up and out of the pot and any that trail on or near the floor. Cut back any center growing tips that have become leggy and are no longer producing new leaves but leave enough foliage to provide shade for new growth at these points. Prune out any yellowed or brown leaves.
Tip # 2 – Cut Back the Excess Growth.
When you prune your Imperial Red Philodendron, you should cut back the stems that grow up and out of the pot. However, don’t prune those stems if you don’t want to propagate new plants (a common practice with this variety).
If you want to propagate new plants from your Imperial Red Philodendron, it’s important not to cut off those growing into the soil as they will eventually produce roots if left alone long enough.
Tip # 3 – Prune Out Any Yellowed or Brown Leaves.
While trimming your philodendron, remove any yellowing or browning leaves. Pruning them off will allow you to see if they are diseased or dying, which could harm the plant. You should also remove dead leaves as they can become a fire hazard.
Tip # 4 – Cut Back the Center Growing Tips.
The Imperial Red Philodendron is a fast-growing, vining plant that can reach up to 6 feet tall. The leaves are glossy green with red veins, smooth stems, and no hairs. When you cut back your Imperial Red Philodendron, you will see new growth at the base of the plant instead of just on top! This is because cutting off old leaves encourages new ones to grow from below to not lose any sunlight or nutrients from being shaded by overgrown branches.
Cutting back tips will also help keep your plant from getting too tall and unruly, making it easy to clean up after pruning!
Tip # 5 – Prune Out Dead Wood
If you see dead or diseased wood on your imperial red philodendron, remove it immediately with sharp scissors or pruners. Do not try to save the leaves if they are infected with disease because this could spread to other parts of your plant and cause more damage than if you removed them.
Let’s Grow an Imperial Red Philodendron Together!
If you want to grow an Imperial Red Philodendron, you must know how to prune it. This plant is one of the most popular houseplants because of its ease of care and versatility. It can grow in full sun or shade, indoors or out, so long as there is water. However, if left unpruned for too long or over-pruned at once, this plant will lose its leaves and die off altogether!