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Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
May 6, 2020 12:34 AM CST
Hello, I will be a brugmansia owner for the first time this summer. I ordered the plant online, and it will be coming in in a 4" pot. I know these plants get very big. Should I go ahead and transplant it into the large pot I'm thinking it will need by the end of the summer, or move it into gradually larger pots as it grows? I know I'm not supposed to put a plant in a big pot to begin with, all the reasons why not, etc., but it's my understanding that brugs grow very fast. Wouldn't it be less stressful to just re pot it once instead of exposing it to more stress every time I would re pot if I were using a series of pots?
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May 6, 2020 3:51 PM CST
Gardenfish I always use a 6 in. pot from a 4 in. to keep from over watering. If you keep the new size only two inches max you will have much better luck, and if it grows too fast you just transplant more often.
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sallyg
May 6, 2020 4:03 PM CST
that sound good to me too.
I put my brugs in ground though. My friend has grown gorgeous ones in a about a fifteen inch planter but don't kow about her planting/stepping up methods.
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gardenfish
May 6, 2020 4:21 PM CST
Thanks, Luke and Sally, I will size up in steps. Hurray!
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BigBill
May 6, 2020 4:28 PM CST
Yes, I agree!
Luke has a great suggestion!
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Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
May 6, 2020 5:07 PM CST
Yes, he does. That's exactly what I'm going to do. Thanks, Big Bill.
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