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Q.Repotting Twice With A Few Weeks

Zone UK north | Saiz38 added on May 22, 2020 | Answered

I bought a swiss cheese house plant a few weeks ago. It needed repotting asap as the roots were very root bound & the plant was dying. I mixed multipurpose compost with coco coir & sand. I used fine sand. The plants looking much better 4 days later and sprouting new leaves but I think in a week or so it may start to suffer again because the soil doesnt have enough drainage. Would it be ok to repot again in better quality potting soil & perlite only after a repotting a week ago? I’m concerned it might be a bit to much for the plant.

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Answered on May 25, 2020

This is quite the situation, isn't it? Repotting is VERY stressful, especially for this plant. But improper soil is, also, very stressful.

Carefully repotting into the proper soil might be the best option, but the mix that you have put it in will offer quite a bit of drainage. My only concern would be the heavy nutrient contents of compost if it has been added in too high of a ratio.

Here is an article that will help you to know the needs of the plant when repotting:


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