trimming leaves

Here’s a little plant-tidying tip that I picked up years ago. If you have sword-shaped leaves that have died on their ends, instead of chopping off the ends blunt and square, trim them into a pointed shape using very sharp pruning shears or scissors. This gives you a more natural shape to what’s left.

If someone looks really closely they won’t be fooled by your handiwork, but it’ll draw less attention than if you’d just lopped off the brown tips.

Leaf with dead tips before pruning

Leaf after trimming

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *