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Should It Be Repotted?

Zone Las Vegas NV zone 9A | Weinmann ML added on January 6, 2020 | Answered

Purchased a plant with 3 small trees coming out of a 8" pot, should it be repotted? It only stands about 21" tall.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on January 6, 2020

I'm sorry, your photo did not come through. Some trees prefer to be rootbound, and some do not. It would be hard to say without knowing which species of tree that you have.

Generally, three to a small pot is not a good practice, and will not leave you with healthy plants. If it is a tree that tolerates root disturbance, you can split them into their own containers. If it is not, then doing so can kill it.

Here are some articles that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/should-you-repot-your-plant-happy-root-bound-house-plants.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/prune-roots.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/root-bound-symptoms.htm

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