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When to move to a bigger pot and when to split a plant?

Posted by recoil_rob 6 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 15, 11 at 0:05

Two separate questions, first, this is a plant started this winter from a cutting, it's in a 6" pot. Is it time to move up to a larger pot, if so, how big?

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Second, this plant has three main stems, all almost 2 " thick. Can this be successfully split into 3 separate plants? If so, when is the best time to do it, in the fall or the spring?

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thanks, Rob


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RE: When to move to a bigger pot and when to split a plant?

  • Posted by noss Zone 9 Lafayette (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 15, 11 at 4:40

Are the three trunks coming up out of the soil separately? I can't really tell from the picture.

I split a tree in half, but the two parts were more widely separated and each had good roots on them.

Why do you want to have 3 separate trees? It looks like the form the tree is in now shades the root area. I'm just wondering. :)

noss


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RE: When to move to a bigger pot and when to split a plant?

Leave your tree alone.
You can make new branch layers if you want but splitting is a bad idea.


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RE: When to move to a bigger pot and when to split a plant?

Wait until you see roots coming out the bottom then transfer,but I don't think going to a 1 gallon now will harm it.

I went from 16 oz cups to one gallon pots with no problem.


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RE: When to move to a bigger pot and when to split a plant?

I thought it was getting a bit crowded but will leave them together.

NYPD, thanks for the advice, will wait for roots.


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RE: When to move to a bigger pot and when to split a plant?

rob -- quick question about your fig cutting: have you been feeding it at all? I have some cuttings i started in march that are doing decent but not growing too much. wondering if i should be fertilizing...
thanks!


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RE: When to move to a bigger pot and when to split a plant?

I do the weekly/weakly routine, a week solution of Foliage Pro once a week.


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RE: When to move to a bigger pot and when to split a plant?

Did you put 3 cuttings into the pot? If so, you could separate them.

However, figs will grow as a bush, so multiple trunks do not mean you have multiple plants. Not unless you planted 3 separate plants in that planter.

That's a nice looking little tree.


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RE: When to move to a bigger pot and when to split a plant?

Nope, just one plant that split into three trunks. Have decided to leave it as is.

thanks, Rob


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