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  Re: [Aroid-l] Your input please? rootbound.
From: STARSELL at aol.com on 2010.09.04 at 20:33:19(21374)
Hi Steve, and All,

One reason for small pots when starting most young

plants is to keep them from getting root rot in an overly moist

environment (small root system, people water -thus wet soil) and

it does not dry uniformly, staying very wet in the bottom.

With re-potting, some plants will perform best only when they

are rootbound to some degree, and will cease to perform well when

they are very rootbound. Again, too large a pot can mean root rot

due to too wet soil. It takes some seasoning to gauge 'soil' mix for

plants, each one with it's own needs. One inch is the usual recommendation

for sizing up.



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