Tropicals forum: transplanting a split leaf Philo

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Name: Sandy
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Zone 9b)
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ilovejesus99
May 10, 2014 8:13 PM CST
My neighbor wants to give me a Huge split leaf Philo and I am not sure if I can cut the long roots to move it.
I don't want to kill it as it is Beautiful.

Thanks for the help
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
May 10, 2014 8:18 PM CST
Sandy, I wouldn't cut any roots if you can avoid it. Dig up as much as you can.

The long roots that come down from the trunk are so-called prop roots that help the plant to stand up but also supply nutrients. It will adapt much better if you can keep those and re-bury them in the new location.
Elaine

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Name: Sandy
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Composter Bee Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hibiscus Region: Texas
Amaryllis Bromeliad Dog Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies
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ilovejesus99
May 10, 2014 8:37 PM CST
OK great will see how it goes getting as much out as I can. Thanks I tip my hat to you.

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