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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.
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.
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