Christmas Cactus Plants
Q.

Why Does A Smaller Pot Causes Bigger Plants

Zone Richland Ga 31825 | Berry B added on March 21, 2020 | Answered

Please explain why a Xmas Catus grows larger if transplanted in a smaller pot. Thanks

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 23, 2020

It is likely that the pot that it was transplanted in was a little too large. The container only needs to be an inch larger on all sides, when transplanting.

Potting up to too large of a container too fast will likely shock the plant. It can lead to infection from overwatering, since the soil remains wetter for longer.

This is the case with most plants, though some will not fit this rule. Still, it is best to use, only, a slightly larger container when transplanting.

This article will offer more information on how to transplant these, successfully:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/christmas-cactus/repotting-christmas-cactus.htm

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Christmas Cactus Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!
Learn

Learn From
Your Peers on
Our Blog

Visit Our Blog

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More