Will Agapanthus Leaves Grow Back After A Harsh Trimming?

Question From: 
ruby villamil in  mortdale,  sydney NSW

 

Nature of problem: 
leaves of clivia and agapanthusut were trimmed and many stems were left without leave and chopped to close to ground. will leaves grow back if stems were left in such condition as shown in picture

 

Type of Plant (if known): 
clivia and agapanthusut

 

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): 
no illness

 

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type: 
dont know. dont live close to beach and just bought the property.

 

How often do you water the plant:
never done it as just bought property but still would not know the care needed

 

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
around 8 on a sunny day

 

What type of plant is it:
clivia and agapanthusut

 

How long since you planted it:
dont know as is part of house I just bought

 

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
no

 

Is the plant indoors or outdoors: 
outdoors

 

What other treatments have you given the plant: 
none

Upload photo if available: 
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Other Comments: 
due to a misunderstanding the gardener trimmed all the front leaves of the clivia and agapanthusut because they were taking too much space on the driveway. The guy used a trimmer and you cant imagine the squaring looking of the front of plants. However, the main issue is that the stems are now with no leaves and these were chopped too close to the ground. I am very concerned because I dont know if stems in this condition will grow more leaves and the time it will take. I would appreciate your feedback o to decide if leave them as they are, provide some special care or take off all the stems without leaves. Thanks. Please see attached picture.

 

Answer: Hi Ruby,  The plants will be fine. Expect the leaves to grow back by november. It would have been quicker but Winter will slow recovery somewhat.  Don

 

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