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Do's and Don't's for re-potting a plant?

What are some important things to do and not to do when re-potting a plant? I know it varies from plant to plant, but can anyone give me some general Do's and Don't?
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Finally got the rootball out, please diagnose the roots and health of this plant

Related question: Are these roots healthy or bad? My Dracaena Reflexa Pleomele started having tiny yellow spots for some weeks. As a result, I was asked to take the rootball and inspect it. I took ...
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Should I replant a watermelon that almost died when planted in the ground?

I started a watermelon in the ground as a small plant. It basically died in the ground, so I took it out. The roots had not really taken. After a few weeks, however, I repotted it in a container ...
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How can I get clean soil for my sundew?

When I bought my Drosera Aliciae, I was told that I have to repot it in a clean soil - without any nutrients. Unfortunately, all gardening stores in my neighborhood sell only standard garden soil, ...
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Sundew leaves are becoming brown - should I move it to a larger pot?

Three months ago, we bought this sundew in a small pot. As told by the seller, we watered it with purified water poured below the pot. Now, its leaves are becoming brown: I thought that maybe I ...
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How to know whether an indoor plant has outgrown its pot?

I have Dieffenbachia, Money plant, Snake plant. What are the signs I should look for to know whether they have outgrown their pot or not?
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Repot a basil plant with leaves only at the top

Same guy, same wife, different basil plant, new problem. So, I managed to convince my wife that, when removing leaves from the basil plant for use in cooking, she shouldn't remove more than half of ...
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How much soil to remove from root ball when repotting?

I have a plant that I think had a high salt content in the soil, likely from watering it with tap water instead of distilled water. To fix this, I followed someone's recommendation to re-pot the plant ...
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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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Is there a rule of thumb for what size of a pot you need to keep a plant in?

I keep quite a lot of potted plants around my house, and usually I just move them to a bigger pot when I notice that they're looking like they need more space. It would be kind of nice to be able to ...
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Size and growth of chilles (repotting needed?)

I have chilli plants in 3 pots. Each pot has about 6-7 plants. Each pot is about 3 to 5 litres. Is it more than the capacity? Shall i repot them? If I repot them will I get more yield?( now I get ...
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Why clean plant when repotting

So I have some Venus fly trap seeds growing in a 72-cell germ station. The cells are pretty small and I will have to repot soon. Whenever I have read about repotting, I always hear it is best to try ...
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Will plants grow faster if I reorganize their roots within pots?

I have a number of random potted plants in my apartment and a few of them are looking to be very tall. Specifically, orange and chili pepper. Once upon a time I replanted some of them and discovered ...
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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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How to deal with very packed Spathiphyllum roots when repotting? [duplicate]

I have a bad case of Spathiphyllum abuse... I knew it was due for repotting, but I didn't think it was that bad. I need advice as to what to do with the roots. Should I just try to separate them a ...
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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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When and how should I transfer propagated cuttings into individual pots?

This year is the first year I've ever had any success propagating from cuttings. I've tried this many times before, without success, but this year all of my cuttings have taken and are growing nicely.....
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Should I repot these orchids

About a year ago I got this orchid as a present. There are two separate plants in a single pot. They were blooming when I bought them, then bloomed a second time. The larger orchid bloomed first by a ...
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When should I start repotting bonsai Juniper?

Are January and February good months to repot evergreen bonsai Juniper. This would be my first time repotting it and the plant is doing great so far, but I don't want to kill it: I want to make sure ...
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My newly repotted majesty palm is loose. Should I add more mix?

I blended the potting soil with 50/50 sphagnum peat moss/moisture retaining potting soil for my Majesty palm. It feels kinda light and the palm is a little loose in the pot. Should I add more potting ...
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How should I save a palm I repotted too high?

I repotted an areca palm, and unfortunately set it too high in the pot, so the top of the stems, which meet the roots, are slightly exposed at the top. What happens if I leave it as-is? Will the ...
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subdividing and repotting drosera/sundew

I have a very nice drosera/sundew - but it's overgrown it's little container and needs to be repotted. What should I use as the potting soil? I plan on separating it into two or three new ...
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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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