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Questions tagged [transplanting]

For questions about moving plants between pots or beds.

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Cut-off cactus piece not showing signs of new roots, should I plant it in the ground anyway?

around 3 weeks ago I've cut off the top of my healthy moon cactus with the hopes of successfully replanting it. I followed some online tutorials and left it out on a plate to dry, kept it out of any ...
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Where to cut plant to regrow?

I posted a similar question, but now the owner won't let me cut a branch to regrow. So I'm posting this question with another type of tree/plant. I was driving through an abandoned lot and saw these ...
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Plants to stop water erosion on a hill

I have an area on the hill I want to protect against water eroding the soil. I will be putting large rocks there, but I also wanted to put some plants to reinforce soil with plant roots. I have a lot ...
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Should I separate the cilantro plant stalks? I bought a plant from walmart

I am growing the cilantro indoors. I bought a cilantro plant from Walmart(it was already a half-grown plant in a small container like a seedling container) on the 20th of Jan and today I transferred ...
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avocado plant from water to soil

I have just potted a home grown avocado plant from water to soil and day 2 of repotting and the leaves are drooping. Should I move back into water or just wait and hope for the best?
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Fittonia Root Rot (Overwatered)

I’ve had this plant for almost a year as my first plant. A few days ago I saw that it was starting to wilt, having had this issue before, I watered more, since the it usually wilted when I forgot to ...
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Growing and planting a beautyberry tree from seed

I recently collected some beautyberry seeds from a neighbouring tree. How long does it usually take to see the seeds germinate? What is the recommended age and process for moving the new growth into ...
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Avocado tree - brown leaves black underside

We planted an avocado tree and within a week or so the leaves started browning and there were black dots on the underside. I'm wondering if the tree is experiencing transplant shock, but I feel like ...
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During a warm-spell in early winter, can dormant hardwoods survive planting? Even if frozen temps are a day away?

Zone 5 northeast USA has had an early winter in some places, getting slammed with many evenings in the 20s and a few even lower. Some snow but it's come and gone, eventually melting after a couple ...
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How to prune chili plants to help recover from transplant shock

I have a ghost pepper plant I'm growing indoors, and I just (5 days ago) transplanted it from a 7" to a 12" pot. Not knowing any better at the time, I broke up the roots a bit during transplant. Now ...
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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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Is this some viral / disease on my plant?

I planted this 4 weeks ago and now I see that the plan developed a couple of these spots as you can see in the picture.
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What type of soil for transplanting bamboo?

Do you need special soil to transplant bamboo? Also, do you have to keep it in water or can you use potting soil? I have tried regular potting soil, but the bamboo died.
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Storing bare root trees short term before planting in permanent location?

If bare root trees are dug up to be sold or moved and planted, how should they best be stored until planting if it could be a few days (e.g. 1-7 days)? I usually buy bare root trees with roots ...
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Black spot on leaf of cardboard cycad (zamia furfuracea)

I live in Korea. I think that my precious cardboard cycad has some problem. Where the plant came from? I purchased cardboard cycad on the internet. It was delivered in 36hr. When it was delivered, ...
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How to transplant Amaryllis (naked ladies)?

I have some Amaryllis in my garden and I'd like to give a few to someone else. It's mid-spring at the moment (October) in Melbourne, and they have their leaves on them. If they flower, it's in late ...
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Does Tagetes Filifolia transplant well into an indoor window box for the winter?

I have 4 Tagetes Filifolia plants from my community garden, and it smells pleasant enough to keep indoors for a Minnesota winter. Will it transplant well, since it's not likely going to flower before ...
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My marigold is dying. Please help

So I’ve had this Marigold for a few months so far, and now it seems to be dying. Can I still save it? Shall I replant it? or cut the flowers ? Any advice could help. I live in Costa Rica central ...
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Unable to save Fuchsia

I have a small sized Fuchsia in a medium sized plant. Even few days back, it was flowering. Suddenly, for last few days (4 or 5 days) the leaves started drying out. I thought I was over watering and ...
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Transplanting established Wisteria from pots to ground

I have two Wisteria Brachybotrys, each growing in a 1200 litre tub, on either side of a gazebo. They are young, purchased in the spring, but have already entwined the trellis walls and the roof of ...
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Why are my Ginkgo Tree leaves yellowing after transplant?

I transplanted a 7 ft Ginkgo Tree within the same zone 1 month ago. We dug a 5' diameter hole, approximately 3' deep to make sure it had ample space to grow. We did not bury any more of the tree ...
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Plumeria Transplant Advice

I have a cutting that's been growing in a pot for about a year. It needs to be re-potted in something larger, but I'm concerned about doing this during the growth period. Additionally, should the ...
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Can a very recently planted B & B cypress tree be moved 2'?

The Leyland Cypress is now blocking the view intended so we'd like to have someone move it a couple of feet to the left. Is this a cause for concern for the survival of the tree?
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How to save my Fittonia (Nerve plant) after repotting?

I bought a pot of Fittonia (red leaves) yesterday. I was really in good health. Yesterday I moved those 3 plants into new pots since the actual pot was pretty small. I used soil bought from store (...
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Tips for planting peonies

I bought a couple of potted Itoh peonies to put in the ground (Canadian zone 6a, near Toronto). They're going up against a shed that faces south. They have about four square feet each. Given my ...
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Do I need to / How can I separate vegetables grown closely together?

I bought some young vegetables (maybe 5 inches tall), and some of them were grown in tight bunches of four; mainly the okra and beans. They came in small containers with a diameter of about 3 inches. ...
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Planting Celosia and Hypoestes in the same pot

I am growing Celosia and Hypoestes plants in separate pots, indoors, next to brightly lit windows and both plants are thriving. I wanted to repot them into a bigger pot together. Will this be okay? ...
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When to relocate cedars?

I have some small emerald cedars that need to be relocated between now and the middle of May. The weather is just starting to get nice, so I'm not sure if I need to relocate them now, before they "...
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transplanting my seedlings.

I have started a couple different types of seeds, which include, tomatoes, celery, pepper, onion (walla walla), and some other things. I have no idea when to transplant these plants from my plug tray, ...
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Why is my pumpkin seedling's cotyledon twisted and whorled?

Two days after transplanting, my decorative pumpkin seedling's cotyledon became twisted and whorled. Why? What does it mean?
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Can young sunflower transplants take a light frost?

I realize that sunflowers can grow easily from direct-seeding, but to get some earlier sunflowers, I thought I'd try starting them early (since I've heard that works well, too). I've heard that ...
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Rosemary plant died but I see new sprouts, should I move them?

So few months ago I bought a rosemary plant from Lowe's and being in Austin, it's usually been warm winters past few years. With frost and moving it in and out often on my balcony, it slowly turned ...
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How can I relocate my cherry tree?

I'll be moving home in June and I would like to take my cherry tree with me. What's the best way to do it? I'm in the UK. Here is a picture of my tree last summer.
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How large a tree can be “bare-rooted” for planting?

Upon receiving an estimate for moving a 12" caliper maple with a crane, a client's landscape architect proposed looking into whether or not it would be possible to save money by bare-rooting the tree ...
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Converting Allamanda Blanchetii from vine to shrub

I have an Allamanda Blanchetii in a 16" container that I'd planned to grow as a vine up one corner of the balcony. Only thing, it's not growing as I'd like it to, which I suspect could be due to ...
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I left Car. Reaper seedlings in the tray for 51 days, did I leave them in too long?

I left my carolina reapers in the starter tray for 51 days, the bottom of the stems are starting to get woody, and they have about 5 sets of true leaves and are still growing more. They are ~2.5 ...
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How to move a bare root plant from one place to another?

There is a small plant at my office garden, about 15 cm tall (6 inches), and it has a flower. I live at about 40 min away from my work place. I want to take it home, where I will plant it in a small ...
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Multiple Cast Iron Plant rhizomes (Aspidistra Elatior) in same pot?

I've recently just purchased some Cast Iron plants (aspidistra elatior) from an online vendor. They were shipped bare-root and I've just planted them. I intended to have two plants to go in my ...
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How to treat a Beaucarnea recurvata wounded at the base of the trunk?

I have recently relocated a Beaucarnea recurvata in the garden. In the process the plant got wounded and I am worried about its survival. Earlier the ball (caudex) was in contact with a 2 feet wooden ...
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Succulent spreading outward, Exposed roots

Please see pics below. I'm assuming (possibly shouldn't assume) that this succulent was in poor light before I brought it home because of all the spreading. What's the proper thing to do with it? I'm ...
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How can I control mint in the garden?

I'm going to be transplanting some mint (peppermint or spearmint I think) from an area where it has gotten too aggressive. It'll be going into a much smaller area in a section of the garden where I ...
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Hand-digging vs Tree-spade: When should you use one method over the other?

Is there any real difference in survivability or growth of trees transplanted using one vs. the other? For example, would moving a cedar using a 90" tree-spade yield similar/better/worse results ...
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How can I transplant wild ground cherries into garden beds?

I recently found ground cherries growing wild on my property and I want to put them in beds and harvest seeds from them. How and when should I transplant them?
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How can large Sassafras trees be dug and transplanted?

We have a client who would like to plant a number of large-ish (5"+ caliper) sassafras trees on his property on eastern Long Island, NY. Planting small container trees and waiting for them to grow in ...
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Will chives produce a good yield indoors if I transplant them from outside?

Last year I planted chive onions outside. Today I discovered that they survived. If I transplant them indoors, will they survive and produce a good yield?
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Transplanting 7 foot (large ball) Balsam Fir and Black Hills Spruce, worried about transplant shock

Looking to move 11 of these large trees (with 2-3 foot ball) onto our property (partly clay Midwest US soil) and cannot afford to have them die after transplanting. After having many transplanting ...
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Can you cut and transplant clippings of Autumn Joy Sedum?

I have a very nice mixed pot with Autumn Joy Stonecrop (Sedum) and some unknown red beachy looking grass (possibly red fountain grass). It's all been doing really well on my "full sun" porch but we've ...
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Time to plant new shrubs and plants in New England

I would like to transplant my front-of-the-house shrubs and plants to my backyard because I don't like them very much. I then want to put in new shrubs/plants in front of my house. They will go on ...
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How should I transplant an old Rose of Sharon?

I have a beautiful Rose of Sharon I planted 15 years ago. Now, even after cutting it back, it's blocking view and am wondering if there was a way to dig it up and put it someplace else. I know to wait ...
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Best season to plant English Box small rooted cuttings into the garden

I am living in Melbourne on South East coast of Australia and I'm wondering when the best time to plant the cuttings of English box which have sprouted roots about 8 weeks ago. They are currently in a ...