avoiding repotting

AMYQofU(z9 NorCal)June 25, 2008

I have a small collection of sansevierias, most of which have been in their pots so long that I can't even bear to think about it. Would it be beneficial to scrape off the loose topsoil and replace with fresh potting soil?

All are doing well, most showing growth. Is it a case of "if it ain't broke, don't try and fix it"? I can't imagine that they wouldn't need some fresh soil after all this time, but I don't really want to repot.

Thanks for any help.

P.S. I'm serious, some of them have been in the same pot for 10-12 years.

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If it ain't broke don't fix it is MY motto. I say leave them alone!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2008 at 9:31PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

10-12 yrs., come on now; I should think a change of mix after 2 yrs. is almost mandatory & I'm not a one who changes mix every 6 months or 1 yr.

I realize Sans. are more tolerant of neglect than most plants, but really, come on now, even if you don't pot them up, at least refresh their mix, please!!!

    Bookmark   June 27, 2008 at 9:23PM
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It is not dangerous, it is easy and nice and fun and lovley to get dirty nails.... and green fingers

    Bookmark   July 2, 2008 at 5:30PM
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dufflebag2002(Calif. 91607)

Repot, Repot, Repot, We repot every third year, we remove the old growth and repot it for sales or trade. We put 3 young new growths to a gal. pot. To flower they do need to be crowded but they also need soil. FRESH SOIL I am surprised that the pots have not burst, or they climbed out. Would you like your feet bound? I am in the process of doing this now for the Huntington Gardens, Another 40 flats to go. We are selling out so fast. Norma

    Bookmark   July 2, 2008 at 8:13PM
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3 young new growths to a gallon pot. How long does it take for a pot like this to get crowded.

Oh wait, Is this for growing outside. Diane

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 8:42AM
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elsier(z6 KY)

What kind of pot are they in?

If I don't repot mine, at the very least every other year, but usually annually, they burst out the sides of the pots and come out through the drainage holes!


    Bookmark   August 12, 2008 at 5:17PM
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