Re-potting

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Old 06-05-01, 05:17 PM
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I need to re-pot my ficus, too, which is root bound. I have the same questions as I do in regard to the "Transplanting a Peace Lily" post. Thank you for your help.
 
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Old 06-05-01, 06:15 PM
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Hi again mlminin,

Ficus trees need to have the roots spread apart a little. If they are curled around the bottom of the pot, make sure you pull those apart too. You should be able to do this just with your hands. Put it in a pot one size larger than what it was in. Don't fertilize plants when you first transplant them. Wait until you see new growth.

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Old 06-05-01, 07:02 PM
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Smile Re-potting

Dear Gami,
Thank you so much for your prompt reply to both of my posts! I appreciate the help! I have another question about identifying a weed. Is there a site you would suggest where I can scan and upload a photo?

~mlminin @>}---}-----
 
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Old 06-05-01, 08:10 PM
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Hi Mlminin,

You're welcome! If you'll go to Sierra and you can post a pic there. If you need some help, send me an email.

http://community.sierra.com/[email protected]^[email protected]

Gami
 
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Old 06-05-01, 09:20 PM
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Wink Weed Identification

Thank you information. The photos really help! As soon as I take a photo and have the film developed, I'll scan and post the rascal. It's a real pest! It may take a week or two. By the way, you seem to have LOTS of plants. Are you familiar with or do you have Jacobina/Braziliain Plume flower? I was given a start years ago while living in CA. Now I'm in south central IN and grow it as a houseplant. It grows and blooms, but since being in Zone 5, I'm not as pleased with it as in zone 9 where it was outdoors all year. The lower leaves shrivel and drop, and then it starts looking leggy unless I keep cutting it back. Any ideas?
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Old 06-05-01, 10:00 PM
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Ficus prefer crowded root conditions. A few roots emerging from the drain holes are not a signal to re-pot. Only do so if you see a netting of roots emerging on the soil surface.
 
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Old 06-06-01, 07:04 AM
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Hi Mlminin,

Sled's right. Ficus (weeping fig) can stand to be a LITTLE rootbound, BUT you won't see as active growth and the leaves will be smaller. When that happens, it's time to repot -

http://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheets/HGIC1514.htm

Some other sites on repotting and houseplants in general -

http://www.gardengatemagazine.com/pr...ootrelief.html
http://gardening.miningco.com/homega...ing/cs/msub46/
http://muextension.missouri.edu/xplo...ort/g06510.htm
http://www.essortment.com/in/Gardeni...w.To/index.htm
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/ptlk/1316.html

Sorry, I've never heard anything about your plant and couldn't find anything on it right now. I'll check when I have more time.

Gami

 
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Old 06-08-01, 08:55 PM
mlminin
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Smile Re-potting

Gami, Just want to say Thank You for all those gardening sites regarding re-potting! My "bookmarks" section on the computer is rapidly lengthening in the GARDENING folder! There is more information there than I will ever have time to read, but a little here and a little there when one needs it helps tremendously!

I haven't been back to try posting my weed problem w/photo since the other day. When I have more time, I'll work on it.

mlminin Z5/so.cen.IN
 
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Old 06-09-01, 02:59 PM
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Hi M,

You're welcome! I was getting so many bookmarks also that now I file them off to a CD. I've had two hard drive crashes and lost everything ONCE--that was enough! The ones I use frequently are saved as hyperlinks so I can click on them. The others are saved as copy and paste links. I'm on my second CD of gardening links and info. There is a lot of great information given by other gardeners that you can't find in any book or website. I save it, if it's something I know I'll refer to a lot, or print it off. I've filled a 3" binder with these neat tips.

I hope you don't mind, but I took the liberty of posting your weed pic when I saw you were having trouble with it. It has been identified as knotweed. This site was given and is a good one for identifying weeds -

http://www.psu.missouri.edu/fishel/field_crops.htm

Gami
 
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Old 06-12-01, 07:18 PM
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Smile Knotweed

Thank you, Gami, for posting my weed photo! I just re-read your post on DIY and discovered the information there. After going to the weed site and looking at the photos, I don't recognize it in any of the three photos posted. If anyone else has an idea, I'd appreciate knowing what it is and how I might eradicate it, apart from painting Roundup on the leaves of each plant. :/

mlminin Z5/so.centralIN

[Edited by mlminin on 06-12-01 at 10:38]
 
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Old 06-14-01, 09:49 PM
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Hi M,

Sorry, I missed this earlier. If anyone here can identify it, her pic is at this site -

http://community.sierra.com/[email protected]^[email protected]/7

...or M, click on it and tell them it's something else and see what they come up with. I sure don't know. It's not something I have--which is hard to believe.

Gami
 
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