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transplanting philodendron

Posted by Phyllis1002 none (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 7, 11 at 18:00

We have a large philodendron, at least we think that's what it is. It looks like a Xanadu, that type of leaf, however, the leaves on this thing are huge! The whole plant has gotten quite large for the space it's in (it may be as old as 30 years old). It's right at the back corner of the house and is blocking access to the side of the house. We'd like to transplant it and would like information on how to do that. We live in north San Diego county, our soil is terrible, hard, crumbly. We're spraying insecticide right now to control fleas. It's totally open and exposed to all day sunlight and right now is extremely dry. We're not sure where we're going to put it, but it would be a shame to just throw it away. Thanks for your help!

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RE: transplanting philodendron

probably not the right time of year to be moving a rather huge tree in AZ...

being a house plant for most of us.. and knowing they root rather freely .. might i suggest you take a few cuttings.. and be done with the monster.. presuming you can not wait until winter to move it???

frankly.. i would NOT work that hard on a problem of this size.. cut it down.. and be done with it ...


ps: and now they will tell us its not that kind of philo ... lol

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