Split Leaf Philodendron or Elephant Ear Palm

rosemary_2007February 13, 2007

Can the roots of either the split leafd philodendron or the elephant ear palm be strong enough to invade one's home and plumbing and ruin a bathroom? I have a neighbor who is claiming this. He calls it and elephant ear palm, I think it's a split leaf philodendron.

Please help me with this information.

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They are both very differant species. The split leaf philodendron can and does grow very large here in Costa Rica, and their ariel roots really does 'grab' onto a tree trunk. If it was placed near plumbing, I guess it would 'grab' the pipes, but I don't think it would 'sqeeze/break' them.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2007 at 4:01PM
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