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Beginner Gardening Questions: Xanadu Problems

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Houston, TX

March 3, 2007
6:22 PM

Post #3244589

My xanadu was nipped in a freeze (it is in a pot) and not only the stems are still there. Is there a possiblity it could still be alive and if so, how do I cut it back?

Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 5, 2007
2:08 PM

Post #3249827

I've experienced the same thing with my Xanadu (crazy Texas weather, right?), and I'm assuming the cone-like center of the plant is still firm, not mushy. If the "stems" are still there without the "leaf" part (the long stem is actually a petiole) you can either cut them off where they emerge from the cone-like center, or wait for them to totally dry up, at which point they'll just fall off. I prefer the first choice - makes them look better faster in my opinion. A little patience is needed to allow for the plant to send out a bunch of new growth to replace what was lost. But with time, you should have a decent looking plant - hopefully by the end of summer. :-)
Houston, TX

March 5, 2007
11:30 PM

Post #3251691

Thanks Nifty. I did cut all the stems off and I have noticed the new leafs coming out. It rarely freezes where I live in Houston but it was that one night I wasn't prepared for. Unfortunately, it was a lovely large plant so it will take it a while to return. Like you mentioned, crazy weather this year!

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