Monstera Deliciosa plant
I have a large, outdoor Monstera plant, about 50-60 yrs old. Leaves are 32"across & 42" long. The hard, heavy, woody stem(?) measures 15" around. It was perfectly positioned in my yard until a yardman cut the aerial roots anchoring it, about 5 yrs ago. Then, the plant started to grow out of control. When I realized what was happening, I tried to keep it in place with a large, heavy rock. I couldn't believe how heavy the stem(?) or base was. The leaves have now moved about 5-6 ft, blocking my sidewalk. Question: How can I cut- back the Un-wanted growth & reposition my beautiful, plant to its original position? Do I saw it off, & hope the leaves will re-grow there? What Can I do to replant the cut off part? Thank you so much for this website!
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I'm sure this must be a beautiful specimen.
It sounds like the plant is unstable in the ground. I believe you will need to do some pruning and offer the large plant some support.
I would suggest you inquire with a local qualified arborist or plant specialist.
You County Extension Office may be able to refer you to someone in your area that can help with such a plant.
I have listed a link to help you locate your nearest office and some other articles that may help.