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Indoor Gardening and Houseplants: Does it need repotting yet?

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gasrocks
Portage, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 29, 2012
10:23 AM

Post #9258273

Silly question indeed. Poor thing. One of my Split Leaf Philos. I cut off 90% of old roots. Now in a slightly larger pot with new soil mix. Should respond well. About a month to go before it has to come back inside. Actually above ground wise, it was looking OK.

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tapla
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 29, 2012
11:17 AM

Post #9258328

Very often, you can't tell a plant is suffering by looking at the foliage, especially if it's suffering from tight roots. When you start seeing a lack of extension/smaller leaves.shorter internodes, and often an absence of foliage except at/near apices, it's time to repot (not just pot up). There's no doubt your plant was in serious need of remedial root work. Shorter days will inhibit the response you'd have been able to see had you undertaken the task back in June, but there's little doubt your plant will show its approval.

Al
gasrocks
Portage, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 30, 2012
8:53 AM

Post #9259248

I agree it should have been done in June. June 2010 or June 2011.
luciee
Hanceville, AL
(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2012
4:52 PM

Post #9299971

Looks lie it.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 26, 2012
10:16 AM

Post #9342936

How is your plant doing now since you repotted it?

Karen
gasrocks
Portage, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 26, 2012
10:31 AM

Post #9342944

Great, of course. Amazing how some plants can "bounce back."

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 26, 2012
5:16 PM

Post #9343305

Nice! I'm glad to hear it's doing so well.

Karen

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