How to re-pot prickly or thorny plants the easy way

sweetannie4u(midOK_z6b/7a)March 2, 2013

It's almost that time again!

Time to haul all those potted plants back outside.

When you do, it's more than likely that you may need to re-pot them into bigger pots with fresh soil.

Here's a trick I found at All Things Plants (which I subscribe to via email), that I thought I would share with you.

This method really helps when re-potting those stickery plants like cacti, large aloes, roses, agave, bromeliads and other prickly or thorny plants.

This method is also ideal for re-potting all other plants, too.

See LINK below

Here is a link that might be useful: Thorny-Re-Potting-Chores

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thinman(Z5 MI)

I like that idea for re-potting in general. Maybe I can actually remember it the next time I need it. In fact, I have a begonia in the basement that I could re-pot right now ...

TM

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 9:29AM
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sweetannie4u(midOK_z6b/7a)

It is a great idea, isn't it?

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 9:52AM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

I quite often repot this way especially larger plants saves a lot of hassle, for smaller plants cactus and such I make collars out of newspaper long enough it goes around the cactus plus enough to hang on to. Kitchen tongs work good too :).

Annette

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 12:47PM
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sweetannie4u(midOK_z6b/7a)

Annette,
The paper collar is a very clever idea for handling small cacti.

Thank you!

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 12:02AM
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