repotting kalanchoe blossfeldiana...

woollady(z8 CA)May 26, 2013

hi everyone,i have 2 huge kalanchoes in real large pots.i need to do something for them,as the soil level has really dropped over the last couple of years.what is the best or easiest way to repot them?im afraid alot of the leaves will be broken off in repot.any advice you give will be appreciated.thank you

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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Have new pot(s) & soil ready for the transplant (use well-draining soil mix). Lift carefully (if very large, have someone help you) out of old pot. Knock off old soil-try not to damage roots much. Place in new containers (or old). Pour new soil around roots & then pack in lightly. Water in soil to help settle (gets rid of air pockets too). Don't water again till dry. Not sure what kind of advice you're looking for~this is more or less basic. Without seeing photo of plant in question, this is as good as it gets from me. =) Good luck!

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 1:45PM
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four(9B (near 9a))

This is another situation in which I would apply my technique
which I use for many kinds of plants.
Disregard if container is hard (e.g. ceramic).

Prepare a pot to have atop its soil the current pot containing
plant and soil largely undisturbed.
Slice bottom out of plant's pot, nestle the latter into lower pot's soil
(into which you then stake upper pot for stability, if necessary).

    Bookmark   December 16, 2014 at 8:27PM
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k8 (6a, NJ)

hey four-- i don't know if you noticed, but this thread (and others you're responding to are anywhere from months to more than a year old . . .

    Bookmark   December 17, 2014 at 1:11AM
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four(9B (near 9a))

I assume that your intention was to be helpful to me.
But have you not noticed that it is common practice in GW fora?

Surely you are not of the opinion that the value of information to later readers
is time-limited.
That would be tantamount to a position that GW should eliminate 95% of site content.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2014 at 4:33AM
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k8 (6a, NJ)

hmmm i'm not sure that digging up old threads that are no longer relevant is particularly common here but ok honey, do you

    Bookmark   December 17, 2014 at 2:34PM
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cactusmcharris

And Meow for the win! in the Comment of the Day!!!!

    Bookmark   December 17, 2014 at 3:17PM
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