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Posted 7M ago by @AggroResting

Repot or not?
Oops, another grocery run, another sad looking discounted plant. The soil is pretty dry and compacted, should I pot up with fresh soil or give it a good soak and leave it be? I quite like the minimal little planter. Thanks #GregGang !
8ft to light, direct
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 3 days ago
If it's grocery store I would replace the soil for sure you just never know what could be in the soil.
@RJG is it always best to re-pot plants bought in grocery stores to ensure no bugs etc.?
@RJG would you say to size up for the pot?
@Sassylimey yah that's my belief.
@AggroResting depends on how much roots you have once you get the dirt off. if you want to post a picture of them when you do then I can tell you. Likely you don't have to.
@RJG would a peroxide rinse + insecticidal soap be sufficient for pest prevention? I dont have extra pots or perlite on hand so Im hesitant to disturb the roots without repotting supplies. I can go buy some though
Oh yah don't do it until you have supplies. The soap and peroxide would nuke bugs. And be good until you get new potting mix.
@RJG i was literally just at the plant store this morning 😩 not that I mind going back…
@AggroResting lol I never am out and forget that isn't the standard sometimes πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸŒš
@AggroResting I would repot it for sure! I love the minimal pot and wow what a great find at the grocery store! My grocery store only carries orchids and peace lillies πŸ™ƒ
@babyfiretiger13 would you say size up or just change the soil?
@AggroResting Personally I would just change the soil. Usually if they come in a nursery pot I will just disinfect the pot and use the same one with fresh soil of course.
@RJG I just realized the soil is mostly coir 🀒 Im going back to the store lol
@AggroResting grocery store plants my friend. never trust them. they just don't know how to care for them.
@RJG coco coir just squicks me out so bad! Ive never gotten pests (thanks to my liberal peroxide and neem use) but MY GOD some of the soil choices.
@RJG surely this one can be repotted?!
@AggroResting Omg is it clutching the bottom of the pot πŸ‘€
@RJG one of those plastic disc thingies. Popped that off so the soggy potting mix could dry some. (Its 100% coir/peat ofc πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ)
well after gently freeing those roots as best you can it's absolutely ready
@RJG another trip to look for a pot then 😎
I’d clean the roots off best you can and give it a good rinse. I treat my roots with Neem oil too just to give them a little boost. 100% repot in bigger pot with fresh soil πŸŒ±πŸ’œ happy planting
Oh dear much of the roots fell off when I was cleaning out the old soil. So dry when I got it but must’ve been overwatered at some point which tracks with the edema. I can either change the soil in the original 4” pot, or I can go up to a 5” terra-cotta. What do you think? @Theghostgirl @RJG
I would do one plant in each 🌚
@RJG not a bad idea, if Im careful watering 😯 how do those roots look to you?
better than mine which I just repotted πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
@AggroResting I agree with @RJG one in each. You don’t want to over crowd the pot too much allowing space for roots to grow. I dip my roots in water and give them gentle shakes (I am not super gentle with roots and that seems to be the best way to clean roots off)
@AggroResting next time try getting as much of the dry dirt off before wetting the soil. (Forgot to mention that) πŸ˜…
@Theghostgirl i rinse mine under gently running water and spritze with peroxide solution
I typically use a bowl of water rather than under running water to avoid root loss @AggroResting
@Theghostgirl good tip, Ill remember this for my next repot
I hope it helps πŸ’œ

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