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Q.I Have to Bring in Two Very Large Plants

Zone 8 b | dogguy added on November 6, 2011 | Answered

I would like advice on repotting/down sizing the plants into smaller containers to make them more managable and easier to get into the house for winter. I live in the tidewater area and the two plants have to be moved via a hand truck in and out seasonally. Rather than let them die, I want two split them up into smaller pots. Need guidance.

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Answered on November 6, 2011

Typically, if you are downsizing a plant, you will be doing some root pruning. This article will help you with root pruning:

Anytime you are repotting a plant, it is susceptible to transplant shock, but even more so when you are also root pruning. This article will help you with that:

If you can let me know what kind of plants they are, I can give you further help on how to handle splitting them.

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