Ask a Question forum: Repot philodendron Xanadu

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Name: Melissa
(Zone 6a)
May 21, 2017 11:13 AM CST
What is the best way to divide 10 " potted Xanadu ?
Never had this plant before , Can the roots be pulled apart easily ?
Or will I need to cut through the roots ?
Thank you

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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bromeliad Plumerias Dog Lover
Foliage Fan Orchids Cactus and Succulents
May 21, 2017 4:57 PM CST
Melissa, I have Xanadu as a outside landscape plant that now makes up a 9'+ circle. I have to keep the size in check to be able to get in and out of my backdoor. I have not had the best of luck with cutting out some plants with roots over the years. I would put the success rate at 10%. I now just cut it back when needed and let it regrow. The roots are a tangled mess under the plant.
If I were you I would just move it to a little larger pot for now and forgo separating it. When it becomes to large for you, a good trim will keep the size in check.

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