Houseplants forum: Down sizing pots? (Snake Plant)

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Name: RADishGAL
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radishgirl
Jun 5, 2017 10:45 PM CST
HELLO!
About 6 or so months ago I repotted my sansaveria into a larger pot, a much to large pot... it was the only extra pot I had and I was just getting into houseplants. Anyways, I recently learned snake plants like to root bound and they tend not to grow until rootbound (?) How factual this is, I dont know.

So my question is, should I down size the pot my snake plant is currently in? Or leave it be?

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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Jun 6, 2017 5:40 AM CST
Leave it be. Plants liking to be root bound is an old wive's tale = not true. They may tolerate it but not really like it. Yes, in general it is not a good idea to put most plants in too bog of a pot. I think you are OK for now. Gene
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jun 6, 2017 12:52 PM CST
I will leave it be, your plant has acclimated already. Just be mindful of watering as always.
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pod
Jun 6, 2017 7:30 PM CST
I agree, overwatering would be the only issue. Otherwise the size of the container should not matter.
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

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Name: RADishGAL
Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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radishgirl
Jun 6, 2017 7:58 PM CST
Thank you everyone Thank You!
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