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Rosemary plant

Zone 5 | udagsd added on September 6, 2012 | Answered

Help to transplant a rosemary plant from purchased pot to small planter. I purchased a Rosemary plant. It is root bound. Can I pull the roots away from the root ball?  And maybe cut the root ball so it fits in my planter?

Thanks
Pat

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Nikki
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Answered on September 7, 2012

Yes, you can. This is called root pruning and is a common practice with root bound plants. When you repot the plant, make sure the container drains well and choose a pot about 1-2 sizes up from the one i is currently growing in. Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/learn-more-about-repotting-houseplants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/prune-roots.htm

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