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- 1 All About Types of Repotting (plants in Pot)
All About Types of Repotting (plants in Pot)
This operation of repoting plants in pot remains one of more important for the growth of house plants. Restricted volume of ground and nutritive elements with the provision of the plants obliges you with to renew the substrate regularly of culture. As already explained granulometry play a significant role in circulation of water in the ground. When this one is too large manures in suspension in water remain out of carried roots and the plant ceases gradually to develop.
Choose a new container
You will always choose new , which it is about a pot, of one vat or of a pot, only one number higher than the old size. Thus a pothos cultivated since one year in a pot of 14 cm will be repotted in a pot of 15 cm or one large philodendron will pass from a vat of 30 cm diameter to a vat of 32 or still 34 cm diameter. If it is not not nine, disinfect the pot by doing it to soak for example in a solution of potassium permanganate or informol diluted at 10%.
Moreover, think to humidify the pots out of ground: when they are dehydrated they can quickly to absorb the water of the mound by breaking the hydraulic balance of the plant. Do not destroy your old pots or pots, you will need some perhaps during the year: to replace one broken pot for example.
Moreover, they can be useful for the propagation by cutting of branches of the size of spring.
Repot in spring
The departure of the vegetation generally has place in spring. Plants of apartment take again life and emit quickly of new ct roots starts–up. It is with this period that you must proceed to repotting of your plants. However all the plants do not wishnot an annual repotting.
Theirs roots, rather fragile, prefer to develop without frequent clashes and it is then preferable to change them pots every two years. One proceeds then one year on two with a surfacing (see further).
In spring, classify your plants in two categories (for example, with the assistance labels of colors), to know which are those which must be repotted and those which can wait the following year.
Prepare your shelf
The professionals use for work of repotting of the special tables covered with zinc plates or shelves hones some with an edge out of wood. In what concerns you, install you in a place where you will be able to work at ease while envisaging that you will inevitably make fallground on the ground.
A broad board will serve to you as table of repotting. Lay out one then small ground heap on this board with side of your new pots. Place in one box of the shards of pots or large gravels. forget not make soak pots and shards before using them.
Envisage also a long spatula out of wood or failing this out of metal to make to slip the ground into the pot, a hammer to break the pots and shears. In a jar out of glass, envisage also alcohol with 90° or formol. In a box, place coal of well crushed wood. This last product have a power anticryptogamic and disinfecting very effective. Do not forget pas de to mix it with the ground of culture certain plants (broméliacées, gloxinia) sensitive to the diseases assailing roots.
The proportion is variable for the various species, but in general, one only uses a few small pieces for
ground of a pot of 16–18 cm dia meter. Also lay out in the vicinity: raffia, of the new tutors, possibly
small holds or stones who will be used as cover on the ground large pots.
Repot and pot the small plants
Easily transportable plants are repotted on the table of repotting. Discharge them by tapping the edge pot on the board and while maintaining the plant the upside down. In general, mound is detached at a stretch without difficulty.
It can however arrive, at some old plants, that roots adhere to the pot. When they succeeded to leave by the hole the bottom, one should not not to wound them while seeking with fai Re to leave the plant of force.
Proceed rather as follows:
after having humidified mound, break the pot with the hammer.
On the other hand, if you must preserve it, make slip a blade of the knife all around the pot to detach the roots. The plant being now out of its pot, it is necessary to look at the mass of roots. The healthy roots are generally white–yellowish, farms, without unpleasant odor, without flow.
The sick roots, on the contrary, are brownish, viscous, are detached in scraps, feel bad. In it case, cut those which are attacked and powder all the radicular system with a product anticryptogamic (see chapter on the care). You can moreover to use powder of charcoal with this use.
Tap slightly the mound with hand to make fall a little old ground among the roots. That top of the mound is also eliminated to give way to compost nine. Repotting can now have place. Place in the content of the pot one or several shards on the hole of evacuation. Recover them with a little compost that you will have beforehand mixed with charcoal. Pose your plant with its mound on it “bed.
Make slip the ground between mound of roots and the pot while tapping on this one. The ground should well be packed in order to avoid the formation of pockets of air prejudicial to the development roots. The position of the plant must be exactly in the center of the pot. The collet must arrive slightly below level of the edge of the pot.
Finish repotting while recovering the top of the mound with a little of compost but by leaving light basin towards the center to allow waterings. When this work is completed, place or replace the tutor in the center of mound and check the links of the plant.
You can also cut this one if it the previous year pushed too much. Watering is light the first time for then becoming a little more important is following times. Li is necessary however to remain very careful because plants develop their radicular system rather slowly at the beginning. An excess
of water in the new ground causes the fast asphyxiation of the young roots the sheets yellow and fall.
Repot the large plants
Large untransportable specimens with cause of their size or because they are attached to the wall, are repotted on place. Discharge the mound while raising plant and scrape the ground used using the spatula. If the mound does not want to slip out of pot, you can push it with a large last piece of wood in the hole of the bottom.
Repotting is practised then same manner as for the small ones plants. However take care of not too much to type the pot on the ground because you can crack it or even to break it. ground is descended until in bottom, length mound using the spatula in wood. Sprinkle.
Repot (pot) the plants grasseset the cactus
The problem resides primarily in the difficulty of seizing these plants. JI is recommended to use a grip with cactées and gloves of gardener of good quality. When it acts important plants, surround it trunk or the ball of the cactus of an old man jute bag. This process allows to seize plant without too much difficulty.
It is preferable to begin it repotting with the plant laid down on the side, on a paperboard. The compressing of the ground takes place when the plant is upright. Strongly pack the mixture porous. No watering is necessary afterwards repotting: it is preferable to wait fifteen days–three weeks or even a month to sprinkle again.
Repot out of water reserve
According to the type of vats, repotting must take place every years or all them two years. The vigorous plants are repotted each year: their roots tend to block completely the mêche of food and to invade water reserve. At the time of repotting old plants, it is sometimes difficult to extract the grid, embedded in the roots!
The discharge is practised like for the other vats, by laying down them plants on the side. When volume roots is really too important, it is possible to divide one of them part with disinfected shears. You can also duplicate certain plants become too large. At the handing–over out of pot, place good sleep of ground in the content of the vat after having cleaned the wick. Pack ground in the vat by leaving light depression in the center for watering.
vats with water reserve offer the irreplaceable advantage of to be able to even supply the water plants during several days fifteen days, when those are not not too large. However, roots tend to only concentrate to the bottom, near grid of support. Thus when water go up by capillarity, it is immediately absorptive by those. The topground remains completely desiccated.
This presents the serious disadvantage to limit the growth of the roots in a small portion of the mass earthy mixture available. However, if water has suddenly missed, the roots desiccate quickly and die. To avoid · this disadvantage, it is appropriate to continue waterings normally over as for a classical pot. Water T raverse mound and I supplement am collected by the reserve. This method allows to preserve an earthy mass flormalement wet on all the height. roots continue to push in totality of the compost.