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Re: Pots and growing indoors

  • Subject: Re: Pots and growing indoors
  • From: maria guzman mirror@3RIVERS.NET
  • Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 16:10:35 -0700

Claire has got it right.  The first sign of crowded roots is when the pot
needs watering more than usual.  Then the new leaves come in smaller.  Each
plant is different.  But a slightly tight pot is safer than an oversize one
if you're like me and tend to overwater.


>In a message dated 11/13/02 3:18:43 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>Laurie@LAEOM.COM writes:
>>  I was wondering if those people who grow their plants
>> indoors try to keep the plants all in four inch pots?  I am thinking of not
>>   letting mine grow into six inch pot size >>>>>
>> I think it would depend on the plant itself.  Some cannot be contained in a
>> four inch pot although they do not have height but rather spread a bit.  I
>> have mine in a variety of sizes trying to match the plant to a pot that
>> makes a balanced look.  I do try to keep them in the smallest pot possible
>> but if the plant is growing tall and thin and looks distressed, it is a
>> good idea to check the pot for root congestion.  Upon considering why you
>> are growing the pelargonium in a pot, looking good to you is the prime
>> reason if you are not a hybridizer.
>C. Peplowski
>East Nassau, NY

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