YOU GUYS!! I’m launching a mini series called Tuesday Tips. Every Tuesday, I’m going to post a short video with a plant parenting tip 💚🌿
This week we’re talking ✂️ 𝐏𝐑𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 ✂️ It’s a really important and often overlooked aspect of plant parenting. It means cutting/removing any part of your plant - leaves, branches, even roots, etc. Fun Fact: when you’re propagating cuttings, you’re technically pruning your plant!
Benefits of pruning are:
• Improves sunlight penetration ☀️
• Increases air movement 🌬
• Develops plant structure 🌳
• Streamlines plant energy (instead of putting energy into dying leaves, it can focus on new growth) ⚡️
In this video, I am pruning my palm 🌴I snip any yellowing or browning leaves, damaged tips, and dead remains of old leaves Ive cut off previously.
Other examples of plant pruning:
• 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘢: air roots, any dying foliage on Adansonii
• 𝘍𝘪𝘥𝘥𝘭𝘦: damages leaves. You can also prune branches of the tree but I’ve never tried it
• 𝘈𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘢: older dying leaves
• 𝘓𝘦𝘢𝘧𝘺 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴 (Dracaena, Pink Polka Dot):if I want to shape the plant, yellow/brown leaves