I just repotted my spider plant (chlorophytum comosum ocean) away from a deep pot without drainage holes.
Back when I planted it in this pot, I made a structure out of plastic pots placed at the bottom of the container, which would provide support and empty space for drainage.
The plant sat in this pot for 3 months and ended up growing many thin, long roots all the way to the bottom of the pot, where water was pooling.
While taking out the plant, I unavoidably tore all of those roots off. The big tuberous roots were still intact however.
My questions are:
- Will the tearing of these deep roots affect the plant negatively?
- Is there a risk of root infection or rot if the plant is repotted right after some of the roots are torn?
- Is it safe to water the plant after repotting it in this case? Will it promote the creation of new roots?
In general, what's the best way to care for a spider plant in this situation?
The plant in its new pot:
The biggest torn root I found:
The plant in its old pot: