Swiss Cheese Plants
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when to repot rootbound cheese plant

Zone SA71 5JP | marygeorge added on July 3, 2012 | Answered

I have a very old cheese plant, which seems to have lately found a new lease of life and is producing new leaves. However, it is root bound and my cheese plant needs to be repotted into a slightly larger pot. When is it safe for me to do this please?

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Nikki
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Answered on July 3, 2012

With almost all houseplants, it is best to repot while they are dormant in the fall and winter. They are less susceptible to transplant shock if they are repotted when not actively growing.

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theficuswrangler
Answered on July 6, 2012

How big is your "cheese plant" ? (I'm guessing this is the type of philodendron often called a swiss cheese plant). Unless it's so big that it's tipping over its pot, it may not need repotted at all - in fact, with new leaves, it may just be getting going. Potted plants fill the pot with roots before they make leaves, so if you had it potted in a great big pot, it could take it several years to grow enough roots, and its just now starting to think of leaves.

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