Knock knock, I'm repotting myself

Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)February 9, 2013

This pup has shown up within the past few days, since this was last watered, guess that's why the pot had a strange bulge. Hope the new pot is big enough to keep me from knocking this plant over, as I've done about 5 times in the past couple months. I'm not sure it noticed.

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Sarah1502

I just did my first repotting of a sans today. I saw a couple of pups on mine, but didn't know if that was a new plant forming, or if it was part of the root system. I'm learning. lol

After repotting, are you supposed to wait a few days before watering?

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 2:26PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Hey Sarah, if it was a fat white or greenish white thing, that's a pup. On my way out to repot another plant that got blown over while outside last weekend. Will take some more pup pics...

On the above little plant, I watered the root ball, then put it into fairly moist mix so I won't have to water it for a couple weeks. Hopefully that will help keep the soil from compacting as much as possible. When it stays loose and hole-y, the roots and pups have an easy time cruising through it and getting situated.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 2:48PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

The orange part is rhizome. The white part is where it transitions to crown, then foliage.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 3:04PM
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Sarah1502

Thanks for the pic! I now understand better how these plants reproduce. You are a gem, Purple! (guess that makes you an amethyst)

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 4:35PM
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Stush2049 Pitts. PA, zone 6

Purple,
Your sans looks to be a 'Whitney'. Way to go.
Also it is best not to water right after planting due to any root damage. It allows the roots to callous over to stop any rotting. Water in a day or two. But who am I to interfere with success.
Stush

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 6:48PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Thanks, Stush! There was nothing to trim on that little plant, it was just potted up. The big one... I realized there really wasn't enough "dirt" out there to separate this to several pots so I just put it back in the pot after I took the pic.

Woohoo I'm an amethyst! Better than a diamond any day, IMO, thanks Sarah!

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 9:52AM
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Enterotoxigenic00

oh, I can't wait 'til it gets warmer here to repot new
plants. How exciting for you with new pup!

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 8:56PM
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woodnative(6)

Great pic purpleinopp!! You need to teach that plant of yours about "family planning", LOL.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 8:09AM
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