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Q.Repotting In Bigger Pot

Zone Jaipur | asif4004 added on April 28, 2022 | Answered

I bought some plants from nursery in medium pots. I think that were in clay only. I made good fluffy potting mix but put plants directly in bigger pot with old clay bundle around roots. Should I removed old clay bundle around roots bcoz I am afraid that roots will stuck in old clay bundle and will not spread in excess area where I use good potting mix. Please advise should I do this or roots will find way to get out from old clay bundle which is in center of my pot. Thanks in advance

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Answered on April 28, 2022

That is unfortunate! I would remove the clay, but you will want to do so in a specific way. This will ensure that you do not break the roots.

Soak the root ball in a bucket of water until the clay is able to be shaken off, gently. After, you can plant as you intend to.

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