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Re: Pots and growing indoors

  • Subject: Re: Pots and growing indoors
  • From: "Laurie AE O'Meara" Laurie@LAEOM.COM
  • Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 19:25:06 -0500

Hi Claire and Maria - thanks for your responses - I was going to treat any
root-bound problems by repotting more often, breaking up the roots a bit
when I repot into the same pot.  Claire, normally I think my first priority
would be the balance and appearance of the plant/pot, but I should have
said, in this particular case, I am trying to come up with ways to grow more
plants in less space.  If they were all in 4 inch pots, it would make it
much easier.  These would be I guess, a type of stock plant, but not to be
able to take numerous cuttings.  More that if all else goes wrong, I would
still have a small plant of a variety.  My "reserve stock".

Maria- I've overwatered a few of my variegated zonals - I can't seem to
adjust to the fact that mine  like to be really dry.

Thanks again to both of you - I guess you are saying that it can be done
with a little extra attention to the plants' needs.


----- Original Message -----
From: "maria guzman" <mirror@3RIVERS.NET>
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 6:10 PM
Subject: Re: Pots and growing indoors

> 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.
> plant is different.  But a slightly tight pot is safer than an oversize
> if you're like me and tend to overwater.
> Maria
> >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
> >>   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.
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> 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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