Philodendron help

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    Hi all - I have a (well it was anyway) large split leaf (fiddle leaf) philodendron. I have had it for 40+ yrs. The main root became large and unmanageable so I cut it back - a lot. Guess that must have been the wrong thing to do. The remaining leaves and leaf stalks went away. I am only left with a bit of green at the top. PROBABLY waited til too late in the year to do it?! It has been like this all or most of the winter (kept inside). I assumed the worse, yet it responded to a peat pot tied to an air root. It is actually growing but that is all. Like I said - my big mistake was cutting way too much of the root. Is there something to do to pull a rabbit out of a hat here? It's been big and beautiful and green for a lot of years. Hate to think I have essentially killed it.
    Thanks for reading.

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    Mike J, May 12, 2017
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    Hi. :)

    I think, given some time, it will put out more leaves. They are pretty tough plants. You haven't killed it as it's still growing... might take a season or two to get back to full foliage.
     
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    Sorry for the long delay - but thanks! Appreciate that! The air root continues to grow and I am hopeful....
     
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