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Monstera removal!!

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alice starts with ...
Hi everyone, im looking for some advice on how to remove a monstera plant.
We've just moved into a new place and this plant has been planted in the courtyard along the house wall. i have been informed that they are notorious for undermining buildings (pipes etc), and by the looks of it, it has been there for some time.

the plant isnt climbing, but along the ground at this stage. i've just started trying to dig it out and have discovered a ridiculous network of roots (it just keeps on going!)

and was after some suggestions on how best to get rid of it so that we can replant the front garden.

- Do i dig it out? and then poison? because i wont be likely to get ALL the roots, there are just so many!
- do i need to get them ALL to ensure it wont keep coming up?

please help!!

Alice
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27th May 2010 3:07pm
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HappyEarth says...
Hey Alice... just cut all stems off at ground level and apply 100% roundup to the surface. You may have to re-treat any re-growth in the same way down the track.

Rich
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trikus says...
Leave it there ! Its just an easily controlled climber that gives delicous fruit every year . The fat soft roots do travel a long way but would never do any damage .
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laisla says...
I agree with the above poster...why kill it? They are attractive plants and i cant even find one here in the tropics (I want one)
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John Mc says...
I've got some seed from fruit I'm picking ATM. It's a very slow process. You'd be better off trying to get a large cutting if you can. The offers there anyway if you want to go that way.
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