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Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
May 17, 2020 11:52 PM CST
Concerning the adenium: what if i were to perforate(gradually) the bottom of the pot, and place it in a deeper pot?
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In time as the roots grow, so will the holes . Till the roots are over halfway to the bottom of the new pot, then ill remove the whole bottom lid. When they are near the bottom, I will cut out the side frame as well....
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mcvansoest
May 18, 2020 12:04 AM CST
But why?
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Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
May 18, 2020 12:12 AM CST
mcvansoest said:But why?


Because i cannot get a bigger "wide pot". The best choice would be to make it grow more roots downward.
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mcvansoest
May 18, 2020 12:14 AM CST
Can you get a bigger plastic pot? Then just cut it down...

And my desert roses are just fine in just about any pot I have ever put them in as long as the drainage is excellent.
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Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
May 18, 2020 12:24 AM CST
mcvansoest said:Can you get a bigger plastic pot? Then just cut it down...

And my desert roses are just fine in just about any pot I have ever put them in as long as the drainage is excellent.


A bigger pot would also be deeper and if i would cut it would have really rough edges and no holding space........like i said, no wide ones....
All the pots are standard and conical. Some minor variation to pattern and shape, but thats it....
I could use one temporally but that would be a whole another hassle.....
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Name: Thijs van Soest
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mcvansoest
May 18, 2020 12:33 AM CST
Do you have a soldering iron? or something else that gets hot enough to melt plastic? Then after the cut, you smooth the edges over with the soldering iron. If you cut it right you should have plenty of lip to lift the pot by.
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Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
May 18, 2020 12:44 AM CST
mcvansoest said:Do you have a soldering iron? or something else that gets hot enough to melt plastic? Then after the cut, you smooth the edges over with the soldering iron. If you cut it right you should have plenty of lip to lift the pot by.


How about something that doesnt involve starting a fire?
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mcvansoest
May 18, 2020 10:42 AM CST
I rarely put things on fire when I use a soldering iron...

Anyway, to me cutting a pot to size seems like a better idea than creating some weird 'root expansion' scheme in a double pot for a plant that can be finicky about its roots not having the right conditions.

Alternatively just fill the large pot only half with soil... looks weird, but would not require any cutting, putting a pot in a pot, etc.
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Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
May 18, 2020 10:51 AM CST
mcvansoest said:I rarely put things on fire when I use a soldering iron...

Anyway, to me cutting a pot to size seems like a better idea than creating some weird 'root expansion' scheme in a double pot for a plant that can be finicky about its roots not having the right conditions.

Alternatively just fill the large pot only half with soil... looks weird, but would not require any cutting, putting a pot in a pot, etc.

I think it would still need some nudging in beforehand....
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DaisyI
May 18, 2020 11:15 AM CST
I would just use the deeper pot and watch the watering. By creating a double bottomed pot, you also create a double perched water table. All pots have one at the bottom so don't need another in the middle. Its just another place for water to collect.
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