- Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:39 pm
In summer, I'm more aggressive about trimming.
On a barely-hanging-in-there indoor vft, go with the common advice to wait until the leaf is completely withered, then pull off. Same with plants in dormancy: give it all the leaf surface possible.
But on healthy outdoor plants during the growing season, I prefer to do a frequent grooming inspection (at home all day during pandemic) and give my plants the spa treatment. I use little skinny scissors to trim a leaf in sections, cutting away what's black and leaving the rest, to keep the plants looking their most impressive.
If this has compromised the plants, I sure can't tell. They are growing well. And they look so attractive, which is why I have them in the first place.