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Mar 30, 2017 5:33 PM CST
My red aglaonema is stalky and top heavy. Can it be pruned? How
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Mar 31, 2017 11:34 AM CST
Hard to say without picture.
Stalky !!! You mean leggy ? It porbably needs more lite.
Do you have it staked ?
Trim side branches as desired.
You can root them.
You may want to just start a new plant, if pruning makes mother plant ugly. Allthough, pruning may make mother plant send out new growth below pruned part. Try it. But, also start babies, to give as gifts. Thumbs up
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Will Creed
Professional indoor plant consultan
Mar 31, 2017 1:52 PM CST
Yes, red Aglaonemas do not have very sturdy stems unless they are grown in strong sunlight. In this regard, they differ from there more traditional green counterparts that do better in indirect light. Even in good light, they will need regular pruning to keep from getting leggy. As long as the roots are healthy, new growth will emerge on any stem just below a pruning cut and grow upward from there.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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