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Philodendron Xanadu propgation

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:03 AM

Hi,

What is the best way to propagate Philodendron Xanadu? I tried some cuttings by taking the whole leaf with stalk but it just wilted after a week. Thanks.
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Posted 17 March 2013 - 08:38 AM

View Postchewkh101, on 11 March 2013 - 12:03 AM, said:

Hi,

What is the best way to propagate Philodendron Xanadu? I tried some cuttings by taking the whole leaf with stalk but it just wilted after a week. Thanks.

These usually come as a tissue cultured plant and will have multiple plants in the pot . Just seperate them by using a strong jet of water to wash away media and carefully untangle massive root ball . I have done it heaps of times . Very difficult to take cuttings of these type of Philodendrons [ meconostigma ] .
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:24 AM

that is not the way to do it

if it is a big plant, wait for it to produce offshoots.

then cut if off when it is about 6-12" in size,
plant it in a sand soil mix with lots of chick poo.

the secret is with the chick poo.

without it, will not grow.
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Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:03 AM

I have divided up many clumps of Xanadu , please be more respectful :flowers:/> .
It is hard to stimulate a Meconastigma to produce offsets .
If your plant only has a single growing point , a cut into the stem down low usually stimulates a shoot below cut .
Catching some of the new roots and putting into another pot also prepares the plant for cutting .
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Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:39 PM

View PostMichaelP, on 06 April 2013 - 09:03 AM, said:

I have divided up many clumps of Xanadu , please be more respectful :flowers:/>/> .
It is hard to stimulate a Meconastigma to produce offsets .
If your plant only has a single growing point , a cut into the stem down low usually stimulates a shoot below cut .
Catching some of the new roots and putting into another pot also prepares the plant for cutting .


Thanks Michael. I had bought it as a pot of plant so only single growing point I guess. I have seen them producing offsets that are quite far from the mother plant in Singapore Botanic Gardens but may have to wiat many years :-(. I already had the plant for more then a year. I thought might be a faster way to propagate.
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