Potted Tall Philodendron not the viney kind - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by justmoi21
October 26, 2010
Hi, I have a very tall planted philodendron that now just started sending off these

Answer from NGA
October 26, 2010
As tropical plants, philodendrons tend to send out aerial roots. These roots collect moisture from the air and in their natural environment the roots can wrap around nearby plants or structures for support. If conditions are just right, they can root and begin new plants. I suspect that's what's happening with your plant. The aerial roots are normal and natural but some gardeners prune them off because they become long and crooked with age, and make the plant look unruly.

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