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Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Jan 14, 2018 4:01 PM CST
I have a multi plant P. 'Xanadu' growing out in the garden that now takes up 10' x 12' of ground. This plant covers 1' of my back walk space now. I am thinking of removing it but now think maybe I can just cut it to the ground and have it return from old remains. Anyone have experience with cutting one back like this?
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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
Jan 14, 2018 4:05 PM CST
I'd, just trim it back from walkway.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 14, 2018 5:36 PM CST
Wish I could grow Philodendron xanadu in the ground; mine has always been in a container due to the fear of a freak freeze.
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bromeliad Plumerias Dog Lover
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ScotTi
Jan 14, 2018 8:04 PM CST
Philip, It will not be a pretty sight cutting it back from walkway as all you would then see is stems with roots down to the ground.
Lin, My plant has endured many freezes without major damage. I covered it when it was smaller to protect from frost and freezes but haven't in years.
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jan 14, 2018 8:11 PM CST
How about just thinning it out, digging out portions of it? And passing it along, of course. Mine is in a pot for the same reason @plantladylin
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
Jan 15, 2018 4:50 PM CST
Parting the foliage this mess lays beneath.
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Name: Arlene
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florange
Jan 15, 2018 5:04 PM CST
That mess is what made me remove Xanadu from my garden. It was a space hog and there was no way to gracefully trim it. Beautiful plant, though.

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