No-Stress Plant Repotting: repotting article

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No-Stress Plant Repotting

By Xeramtheum
November 2, 2013

Many years ago I totally changed the way I repotted plants that don’t like their roots disturbed and I have never lost a plant since. Since then I have repotted all of my plants this way. When I start seeing roots coming out the bottom, I know it’s time to repot.

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poobles
Nov 2, 2013 1:22 AM CST
I really liked this article makes sense and alot easier than the old way so thanks for the great idea, Poobles. Thumbs up
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Xeramtheum
Nov 2, 2013 7:15 AM CST
You're welcome! I also use this method when putting plants into the ground as well.
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canadanna
Nov 2, 2013 8:33 AM CST
My plants are all wanting to come live at your house! Whistling Well done!
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Marilyn
Nov 2, 2013 10:33 AM CST
Great tip! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up

Thanks for showing pic by pic to show how also!
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Nov 2, 2013 11:06 AM CST
You're welcome!
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Dayjillymo
Nov 2, 2013 12:39 PM CST
I agree
canadanna said:My plants are all wanting to come live at your house! Whistling Well done!


Sensible and useful tip. Great job!

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KyWoods
Nov 2, 2013 4:09 PM CST
You're a smart cookie, Xeramtheum! Thanks for that tip!
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Natalie
Nov 2, 2013 5:23 PM CST
Great idea!
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rocklady
Nov 3, 2013 8:18 AM CST
Thanks so much for this tip! I have killed more plants from repotting than any other thing. This makes so much sense. Thumbs up
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Xeramtheum
Nov 3, 2013 9:30 AM CST
You're welcome .. this method has virtually ended any plant stress from repotting for me too.
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PAgirl63
Feb 9, 2015 2:35 PM CST
What a great idea! Now if I just to remember to use it ..... Sticking tongue out
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Xeramtheum
Feb 9, 2015 3:14 PM CST
Thanks!
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