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#1 User is offline   maggie 

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 02:08 AM

hi folks

my upstair neighbour's money plant is extending all the way down (i think she dunno). may i know if it would die if it is cut off from the pot even if the roots have attached themselves to the wall. :blink:/> (sorry if this seems like a duhh question)

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll76/maggielimwong/P1010356.jpg

or do i need to stuck the cut end into a pot of soil? :blink:/>
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Posted 09 May 2008 - 10:04 AM

Hi Maggie

In my former apartment I had also such an upper neighbor.
If the upper neighbor isn't aware of it growing so far down, he/she would not know if you cut it :unsure:/>

I would cut it for two reasons:

1) You may not know how well secured the pot upstairs is. One day the weight of the plant may bring it down (or imagine your visitor for whahetever reason pulls on it)
2) The "holding to the wall" of the roots does no good to the wall itself. It will leave marks and over a long time even damage. The roots try to get nutrients through the roots and if it get's to any, it's absorbing it (that's what damages)
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Posted 09 May 2008 - 11:06 AM

View Postmaggie, on May 9 2008, 02:08 AM, said:

hi folks

my upstair neighbour's money plant is extending all the way down (i think she dunno). may i know if it would die if it is cut off from the pot even if the roots have attached themselves to the wall. :blink:/> (sorry if this seems like a duhh question)
or do i need to stuck the cut end into a pot of soil? :blink:/>


as long as there is roots you can repot it.
else you can place it in a pot of water for rooting (but change water everyday - just in case).
& i do agree with AlFussi that the roots will damage the wall.


View PostAlFussi, on May 9 2008, 10:04 AM, said:

1) You may not know how well secured the pot upstairs is. One day the weight of the plant may bring it down (or imagine your visitor for whahetever reason pulls on it)


hmmm, you been reading jack & the beanstalk?
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Posted 10 May 2008 - 11:53 AM

Rapunzel Rapunzel, let down your hair :lol:/> Or was it Snow White?

The segment in the soil will grow again. The one on the wall side will die off.

An alternative to cutting is to coil them up into a ball.... like this one.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/spheredome/Temp/SDIM0015670x938.jpg


View Postmaggie, on May 9 2008, 02:08 AM, said:

my upstair neighbour's money plant is extending all the way down (i think she dunno). may i know if it would die if it is cut off from the pot even if the roots have attached themselves to the wall. :blink:/> (sorry if this seems like a duhh question)
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or do i need to stuck the cut end into a pot of soil? :blink:/>

This post has been edited by spheredome: 10 May 2008 - 11:58 AM

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 12:59 PM

That's Medusa! :lol:/>
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Posted 10 May 2008 - 01:34 PM

Spheredome, haha, you are right, it's Rapunzel ... from the Grim Brothers
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Posted 10 May 2008 - 01:48 PM

View Postspheredome, on May 10 2008, 11:53 AM, said:

Rapunzel Rapunzel, let down your hair :lol:/> Or was it Snow White?



But, as we are in the Green, you may find it interesting that we (Austria/Germany) have also a Salad (Field Salad) that is called Rapunzel.

Picture below is a Rapunzel Salad with Duck Liver
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk22/alfussi/RapunzelsalatmitEntenleber.jpg
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Posted 10 May 2008 - 05:47 PM

View PostAlFussi, on May 10 2008, 01:48 PM, said:

But, as we are in the Green, you may find it interesting that we (Austria/Germany) have also a Salad (Field Salad) that is called Rapunzel.

In the story of Rapunzel, the heroine was called this because her mother had a hankering for this salad vegetable from the witch's garden when she was pregnant with the hirsute girl. This veg is Valerianella locusta and grown during the winter months as it is resistant to frost. I think that the story makes sense gatronomically because the woman would have been wanting something nice and green during the winter months when nothing much else is growing and she saw the rapunzel growing and pinched some. Moral - if you want your neighbour's plant, ask nicely. Another moral - exchanging baby for veggies is not fair trade. :hysterical:/>
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Posted 11 May 2008 - 02:30 AM

View Postspheredome, on May 10 2008, 11:53 AM, said:

Rapunzel Rapunzel, let down your hair :lol:/> Or was it Snow White?

The segment in the soil will grow again. The one on the wall side will die off.

An alternative to cutting is to coil them up into a ball.... like this one.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/spheredome/Temp/SDIM0015670x938.jpg


no wonder u got no space liaoz....... :lol:/>
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Posted 11 May 2008 - 11:50 PM

View Postspheredome, on May 10 2008, 11:53 AM, said:

Rapunzel Rapunzel, let down your hair :lol:/> Or was it Snow White?

The segment in the soil will grow again. The one on the wall side will die off.

An alternative to cutting is to coil them up into a ball.... like this one.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/spheredome/Temp/SDIM0015670x938.jpg


my goodness...how did you get your $ plant to look so gorgeous...aiyo.. :wub:/>. :drool:/> :drool:/>
how does one curl the vines into something so attractive and artistic (in the botanical sense)? pls teach... :notworthy:/> :notworthy:/>
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 12:06 AM

Don't require any special skill. Just a decent size pot, a wooden pole (buy from nursery, wood better than husk).
Tie the evergreen Pothos around the wood and water the wood and soil. Once the plant starts climbing and you can twine them as it grows. Cut the tip and it will split growth. Let each segment grow to a certain length before twisting.
It take some practice initially to twist and turn, breaking some occassionally but you will get a hang of it.

It takes time to reach this size indoor. Period application of fertilizer is a must but not too much as stem will become very thick and hard.
Securing the pot stand is important, else will topple.

Year 2005, it was only this size.

http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/spheredome/Plant/MoneyPlantGrowth1_files/image001.jpg

http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/spheredome...antGrowth1.html

View Postmaggie, on May 11 2008, 11:50 PM, said:

my goodness...how did you get your $ plant to look so gorgeous...aiyo.. :wub:/>. :drool:/> :drool:/>
how does one curl the vines into something so attractive and artistic (in the botanical sense)? pls teach... :

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 12:23 AM

hi spheredome
from your pic i can see tat your plants are along a HDB corridor. wat sort of plants have you grown too? are any of them flowring types? or just green foliage? i enjoy the article and learnt a lot more ab $ plant when i click on the angelfire link...

TX darren (?)
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 09:35 PM

hi...

my neighbour, cut 2 leaves from the one staying abv him.... and 'buried' the whole leaves inside the soil.
at first i tort it will not grow..... little knowledge i had =X was very surprised when he told me that.

now, this 'stolen' plant is growing well.... but only one strand...
of cos he will cut and plant more...
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:06 PM

I'm trying to grow my money plant up a coconut husk covered pole like they sell in the nurseries. How do i make it bushier or more tree like? Should i prune when it creeps to the top of the pole? Should i tie the side shoots to the pole?
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 09:42 AM

Wow!!!!!!I love this $$$ plant!!!! how many yrs does it take for this??? whoa!!!

O! the $ plant is rather easy to root...so u cut and u stuck it in the soil..and PATIENTLY wait for it to acclimatised to its new surroundings and sprout :)/>

:flowers:/>

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