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  ref:philodendron xanadu plant
From: w johnson <wndjns58 at sbcglobal.net> on 2010.05.18 at 01:13:56(21079)
I have adopted a plant from some one who has had it for 20 yrs. It looks as IF IT NEEDS REPOTTING. are the roots supposed to be winding around the top of the pot not even in the dirt? the plant looks very healthy not sure how to repot or how much of the plant to put under dirt. what type potting soil, should be used or any plant food added. sorry so many questions. thank you


From: ExoticRainforest <Steve at ExoticRainforest.com> on 2010.05.22 at 13:31:25(21084)
Julius Boos gave me one of the two original plants he used in his study
with Dr. Croat and Dr. Simon Mayo to describe Philodendron xanadu
Croat, Mayo and Boos to science. You are describing the exact way that
plant is growing which is very normal for a Meconostigma Philodendron.

My friend Emily Colletti who cares for the entire Missouri Botanical
Garden aroid collection re-pots their collection on a regularly defined
schedule. The soil should be fast draining and include amendments
including good soil, peat moss, bark such as orchid bark, granulated
charcoal, Perlite and almost any plant you can turn into compost.
Emily also includes cedar mulch in her mixture.

Keep the soil evenly moist but no harm will be done to this species if
allowed to dry from time to time.




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