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Q.Transplanting My Outside Plants From Smaller Pots Into Larger Pots.

Zone Brighton, East Sussex | Salboni added on April 5, 2020 | Answered

Do I need soil (what type?) together with compost (John Innes, 2 and multi purpose compost) and feed (seaweed) for transplanting my plants from smaller pots into larger pots? Or just compost and feed? I want to start transplanting my outside plants from smaller pots into larger pots. I have John Innes 1, 2 and Jacks magic multi purpose compost. Also from the plants below, please can you confirm which compost I should use for which plant(s) and what potting soil I should get/use & do I need to put pebbles at the bottom of pots or something else? Acers Pink Yukka Sago Palm Trachcarp Wagnerianus Cordyline Aloe Striatula Ginger Lilly(s) Cannas Monkey Puzzel Chamaerops Humilis Cerifera Trithrinax Camestris Trachycarpus Fortunei Phoenix Roebeleni Really appreciate a reply to my questions as I am putting everything on hold until I know what I have to do? Thanks Sharon

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Answered on April 6, 2020

It will be best to research each plant's needs separately. Each of those will need to be grown in different conditions with different types of soil, and it will be far to long of an explanation here.

Generally, you will not mix fertilizers unless suggested by the packaging instructions. Soil and compost will be mixed according to instructions, or as each individual plant needs. Extra components, or less soil components will be necessary for each plant, as will nutritional needs.

Describing exact soil requirements for one plant will be difficult and long winded, let alone multiple. This subject will require quite a bit of research on your part to understand each of the soil requirements necessary for each plant.

Here is a good place to start, but you can use the search function at the top of the page to search for each individual plant. This will get you started in finding requirements for each:


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