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Help, repotting, is it too much stress?

Posted by angela1234 none (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 27, 14 at 7:23

I just got a new meyer lemon tree last Friday and it came with a pot and soil but the soil has been damp since Saturday. I did the pencil test and stuck the pencil way down and it comes out wet. Would it cause too much stress to the tree to re-pot now?


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RE: Help, repotting, is it too much stress?

You have the weigh the stress between re-potting versus having continually wet feet. To me, it's a clear decision - wet feet will kill your tree eventually. Re-potting rarely does unless you're brutal with your re-potting technique :-) I would re-pot and be as gentle as you can, removing as much of the heavy potting material as you can, then pot up in a nice porous potting mix. You'll have some transplant shock, but this is spring, the tree is normally trying to push out flush, so it should recover nicely for you.

Patty S.


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RE: Help, repotting, is it too much stress?

Thanks Patty! I will repot the tree in that case. I've been looking for the materials to make a 511 mix and luckily the local Home Depot seems to have most of what I need :).


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