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jeannine46
Aug 15, 2016 2:48 PM CST
I just repotted my rubber tree because it had root rot. My question is do I water the plant immediately or wait.
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Jeannine
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drdawg
Aug 15, 2016 3:22 PM CST
Jeannine, what caused the root-rot? To your question, if there are no roots, watering will do little. I assume you are doing what I would do when I root a cutting. I keep my potting soil slightly moist but never soggy-wet. You want well-draining potting soil. I also try to spritz the leaves every day while rooting. Rooting hormone might help root it.
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jeannine46
Aug 15, 2016 4:42 PM CST
Drdawg: it has root rot from over watering. I trimmed the roots and repotted it. I was not sure if I should wait a day or so before lightly watering. Thank you for your info.
Jeannine
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drdawg
Aug 15, 2016 5:14 PM CST
Did you take heed to make sure the potting soil is well-draining and that the pot doesn't sit in a cache-saucer full of water?
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jeannine46
Aug 15, 2016 7:04 PM CST
Yes I did.
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drdawg
Aug 15, 2016 8:00 PM CST
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Altheabyanothername
Aug 15, 2016 8:50 PM CST
@Jeannine46-- You could add a little 3 percent Hydrogen Peroxide to the water. I would do a 50/50 mix to water the first time or two. It will help cure the roots and help it from reoccurring. If the roots are in bad shape you can pour it on full strength, just do not let it sit in it. Researching hydrogen peroxide I found it does not harm plants and helps so many different problems they have especially the roots! May you have a joyful week!

jeannine46
Aug 16, 2016 9:34 AM CST
Thank You! good to know
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