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Obrown04
Jun 5, 2020 10:26 PM CST
Just bought my first Bird 🥰
Looking for recommendations on caring for it! I've only had her a few days, the previous owner who recently purchased it didn't have space with enough light. Since buying I have her infront of our house where we get full sun from 12-7.
A lot of the leafs are split and slightly curled and a couple stems have small black spots. I was wondering about trimming/ re potting, I have a bigger pot which will hopefully give it more space as it has new growth at the bottom. It already has 2 big stocks so I'm not sure if I should split anything up while re potting, if I should even do that!!
I know she isn't the healthiest so any suggestions are greatly appreciated 🤗
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Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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oneeyeluke
Jun 7, 2020 1:46 AM CST
Yes time to up-pot into a larger container, however not too large of a container, because it will raise the water volume and keep the roots wetter longer. That means you will need to manage your water intake accordingly..
Lay the plant on its side without damaging the leaves very gently on the ground. Then very gently tap the container off the bottom with the ball of your fist. Have your bigger pot with some potting mix on the bottom ready, and lift your plant into the bigger pot. You will need two people to do the job. While one holds the plant upright the other person adds soil to the pot. Water it in until you get a little water to discharge ot the bottom. The let the top 1 or 2 inches dry before watering again. Don't add any fertilizer or you will have problems.
NOT A EXPERT! Just a grow worm! I never met a plant I didn’t love.✌

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