Phyllodendrum Transplantation Guide

In this particular guide, in which we have already seen how to transplant other plants, we see, through an extensive photographic gallery, how to perform the transplant. We are going to see its characteristics, qualities and data to take into account so that the whole process is done cleanly and successfully. We are going to see it, step by step, with the contribution of photographs that will make the whole process much clearer.


The Phyllodendrum seollum , P. bipinnatifidum or P. pinnatifidum that has indentations on the edges, etymologically speaking, is a South American plant that loves the sun, or at least a very light shade with abundant sun rays, a chiaroscuro let’s say. Very loose soil and not very demanding on fertilizers, it prefers organic matter and can survive in stagnant water if part of its aerial roots are in it, making irrigation unnecessary.

And this is their way of surviving in their place of origin. It uses the aerial roots to obtain water from the hollows of the trees. Do not pay much attention to the 10 ºC minimum temperature, it resists sporadic snowfall and frost , guaranteed by menda, but not only at home, but in many places since it is a widely used plant since they were brought directly from places of origin, Uruguay , Paraguay and Argentina and it is cold there, it is not the Amazon rainforest.

I have unearthed the plant and, by the trunk, you can see its age. What we are going to do is a rejuvenating transplant , like the one some of us need, without looking at anyone.

The top is dry and frankly bad.

Here a small sprout.

Healthy and powerful root.

We sanitize without fear, watching over the two little plants.

I’m going to cut the healthy part and smear. The wound loses a lot of water and can become infected with what the operation will have failed.

Well spread, this part will end up drying and we do not need it once the plant has rooted at the base.

I have cut and obtained two plants, I will put them in a pot and wait, as always.

Text and photographs: Eduardo Casasnovas.

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