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Hi,I have some very large monstera/cheese plants planted outdoors,they are obviously very pld and there are roots everywhere,the citcumference of the stems are about 15 inches,they look like aliens,I would like to move them ,there are five of them,thanks

Last edited: 29 October 2016 17:08:38


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,199

    Hi palmtress. I am guessing you do not live in the UK where this site is based. In the UK these plants are grown indoors as they would not survive our Winters. They do sound huge and I cannot give you much useful advice so it may be better to find a Gardening site wherever you are and ask people on there.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Thank you for your reply,I live in the Algarve ,I have tried getting advice here,not lucky so far ,I thought that maybe somewhere someone would have experience of these very large plant,,I don't want to damage them but they need to be moved because of the size.  

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,199

    You could try taking cuttings which are quite easy to do - despite its large size - and once they have rooted you could then risk moving the parent plant knowing you have a back up image

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,915

    Try emailing these people 

    Hopefully they can offer you some advice.

    Good luck image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 553

    Monsteras have adventitious roots (growing everywhere along the stem), and they grow easily once

    detached from the mother plant. I usually prune them hard every year, but if you think the stems are

    too large, remove everything, chop the upper parts of the stems WITH ROOTS in 30cm long sections,

    and simply place them on tilled earth (you don´t have to cover them). They grow very quickly.


  • Thankyou everyone for your help,something to go on.

  • Hi Dimwit ,just been looking at the plants again,when you cut 30cm sections for the stem ,would you be cutting the roots to 30 cm lengths as well,or leave the attached roots to the 30cm stem the full length,,with your method there should be enough for at least twenty new plants.Thanks

  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 553

    If you leave the roots undisturbed, the cuttings will root more quickly, but the plant is not fussy: it will probably send brand new roots once it meets dampness on the soil.

  • Thanks DimWit

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