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Anonymous added on May 9, 2014 | Answered

I recently purchased two Boston ferns. The plants seem root-bound, as there seems to be little soil and it is difficult to add much water. Should I repot them in larger containers? They currently seem very healthy.

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Answered on May 9, 2014

While Boston ferns typically prefer to be kept a little pot bound, if it is getting difficult to water, especially if the water doesn't seem to be penetrating the soil well, or if you see roots coming from the pot, then it is probably a good time for repotting. In this case, you would go up a couple inches in diameter or two pot sizes. However, if your plant looks healthy otherwise and doesn't seem to be having any issues, then simply let it be, though you can add in some more soil if necessary.

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