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Q.Repotting a Camellia Bush

Anonymous added on March 20, 2012 | Answered

I picked a camellia flower and put rooting solution on it and planted it; and to my amazement it took root. The next year the tiny thing was only 4 inches tall, but had another flower on it, 3 inches tall. I love it and think it may need a larger pot. It now has a beautiful flower on it and is about 3 feet tall. It is not very bushy, just tall. How do I safely put it into a larger pot? I am afraid to plant it in my yard, since I cover it when it freezes. I live in Atlanta.

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Answered on March 21, 2012

These articles will help you with transplanting itself:

It may be helful to repot the plant while laying it down. This generally makes it easier to handle and the plant is less likely to be damaged during repotting. Use a long knife to run around the inside of the pot and loosen the roots from the pot.

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