Posted 2M ago by @PlantMompy

What is the worst plant advice you've gotten?
*originally I posted this without the question, then it seemed too good not to ask*

I've had plants for over a decade. I got my first ones in my first college apartment (or was it my dorm?). Obviously when you are first venturing out on your own is the absolute best time to add the responsibility of life into the mix 🀦🏽.

Anywho, many years, apartments, jobs, houses, kids, etc. later I am settled and things are looking up (big shout out to #greg for making me get cocky about things, too).

At some point I was told "you don't need to repot your plant until it stops putting out new growth for a while." PERFECT, one less thing I needed to think about until it was obvious.

Well, here I am going through my collection and repotting some for the first time in 6, 7, 8 years 😳. Some have been ok, some (like the one below) needed it years ago.

So, what was the worst plant advice someone gave you?

I will say that the plus side is I am pretty sure I would need an entire house for just my plants if they had been properly tended to and allowed to grow in the best conditions for so many years.
#repotseason #plantadvice #asparagusfern
16ft to light, indirect
8” pot with drainage
Last watered 2 weeks ago
I just repotted about 10 plants that were my first ones. Apparently I thought if it came in a 10" pot that's what it should go in or larger. πŸ€¦πŸΏβ€β™€οΈ Needless to say, there were some repotted in as little as 3.5" (from an 8"). Bless my plant newbie heart... Oh what a difference of being a plant mom for even 6 months makes and I've learned so much from Greg!!

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