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May 6, 2020 12:34 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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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
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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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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May 6, 2020 4:03 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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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.
Plant it and they will come.
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May 6, 2020 4:21 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Thanks, Luke and Sally, I will size up in steps. Hurray!
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May 6, 2020 4:28 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Yes, I agree!
Luke has a great suggestion!
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May 6, 2020 5:07 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Yes, he does. That's exactly what I'm going to do. Thanks, Big Bill.
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