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Moving plants from one pot to another

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Transfering a plant to a larger pot

I've just received a small plant in a tiny pot. I read somewhere that you should not repot in an enormous pot but in one that's a bit bigger. This makes no sense to me. Why wouldn't I just pick the ...
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What to do (immediately) with a waterlogged pot plant?

See here for question about what I should do now: What to do (after two weeks) with a waterlogged pot plant? TL;DR What should I have do, immediately, if I suspect that a repotted plant pot is ...
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What to do (after two weeks) with a waterlogged pot plant?

See here for question about what I should have done at the time: What to do (immediately) with a waterlogged pot plant? TL;DR What should I do now, given that I suspect that I've created a plant pot ...
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Venus Flytrap: repot, sun and water

I am a proud new owner of my very first Venus Flytrap (I came into the store to get some cute flowery plants, but I came out with this beauty instead :D) I am not sure if this is only one plant or ...
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What's the fastest way to dry peat before re-potting an overwatered succulent?

I just got an Aloe Vera that was planted on peat, which can't drain the water well so it is making it suffer from overwatering (see my previous post with pics of it). Re-potting it with more ...
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Euphorbia stems keep rotting in succession

I purchased an Euphorbia from IKEA last October. It was very robust in the beginning, but after being repotted multiple times it lost a lot of its vigour and some parts of died. I'm looking to ...
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Why have my chilli seedlings stopped growing?

6 days ago, I repotted some chilli seedlings after they started showing their 3rd pair of leaves. They were the biggest seedlings at the time. Since then they seemed to have stopped growing. These are ...
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Do succulents need to be kept out of the pot for some time before re-potting?

Some people recommend to leave the plants, in particular the Aloe Vera, lying down out of the pot without soil in its roots for up to 3 days before re-potting. But I always come to find some people ...
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Dieffenbachia camilla too large pot: back to smaller pot?

I have a Dieffenbachia camilla, sometimes called 'Dumb Cane', that I got about two years ago. It seemed like it needed a new pot so I put it in one size larger, and it did very well: it started ...
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How to help an avocado plant recover from plant transplant shock?

I have an avocado plant which has sat and grown happily (well probably not) on a windowsill in my flat for ~ 2 years. I paid it no attention except to water it occasionally when I noticed it needed ...
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Help! My Song of India (Dracaena reflexa) plant is dying!

Few weeks ago (probably 2-3), I was re-potting some of my plants. One of the patients was Song of India. The other two plants had severe root bounding. After re-potting them successfully, I started ...
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ZZ Plant in ICU. Root rot due to water. Need help quickly

I will explain how this happened, but one stump just came out easily, and I suspected root rot. Now, I took the plant out and examined the roots and found rot rotting with the tubers rotted too. On ...
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Repotting diseased chilli plants - possibly rust

My chilli plants appear to have developed rust after a bad attack from aphids! See photo below The leaves have also gone curly: My plan is to repot the plants, washing away the old soil and ...
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