Planting - Knowledgebase Question

Romulus, Mi
Question by patrodger53
May 1, 2010
I heard two differnt answers to my question. When remmoving a plant from a pot to replant, whether indoors or out, should you

Answer from NGA
May 1, 2010


If a plant is very potbound and the roots are growing around and around in the shape of the pot, you can gently massage the roots to loosen the root mass prior to replanting. If the roots are not growing around and around in the shape of the pot you won't need to massage them to loosen the rootmass. In fact, if the roots are tender you can break them if you massage them and it will set your plant back by a few weeks. Hope this clarifies things for you!

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