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Oct 23, 2021 4:47 PM CST
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Should kalanchoe be repotted in a bigger pot than the one it came in? If so, what size, & what material should the pot be?
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Oct 23, 2021 7:38 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Hi & welcome! What kind of Kalanchoe do you have? Are you able to add a pic?
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Oct 23, 2021 11:14 PM CST

Asked the same question about the K. thyrsiflora I bought earlier this year since it's grown so much over the Summer.

The nursery told me to wait until "after St. Valentine Day" to re-pot, using a container at most half an inch larger than the present one to avoid the plant from developing too large of a rootball. Very interesting fact, they told me to avoid cactus and succulent specific compound and to use instead a citrus tree potting compound.

PS: this nursery only uses plastic containers even for the largest and most expensive plants, so I'll stick too that.
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Oct 24, 2021 8:35 AM CST
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Thanks! I read at another site that the original size pot is OK if one prunes & pinches back regularly.
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Oct 24, 2021 6:52 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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How would a website know what size pot your plant is in now?
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Oct 24, 2021 7:14 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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I would leave it in the pot its in unless its top heavy. Slide it out of the pot. If the roots are up against the pot side, put it in a bigger pot (give it 1/2 inch all the way around). If they aren't put it back into the original pot and drop that into a heavier pot.

Kalanchoes don't have huge root systems so over-potting, overwatering and root rot are a concern.
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Oct 24, 2021 7:30 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ✌️👍☼🌷⚘ (Zone 8b)
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It would help to know what kind of plant we are discussing. Kalanchoe genus has a wide variety of species.
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Oct 25, 2021 6:38 AM CST
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Thanks for those tips, Daisyl. I'm glad to know the original pots are typically OK. I'll have to do some major pruning.
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