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Old 07-03-20, 05:14 AM
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If you wish to keep your baby plant in a small pot - is that ok. Or will it eventually die?
Plant such as swish cheese plant and peace lily. Thanks.
 
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Old 07-03-20, 05:31 AM
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How large are you plants?
How large are the pots?

Everything dies so yes, your plants will eventually die. How long they live largely depends on your care.

Generally tropicals and soft tissue plants don't do well being bonsai'd. Keeping them in too small a container will stunt their growth. With careful and more frequent attention you can keep them alive but they won't be truly healthy.
 
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Old 07-03-20, 08:27 AM
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If you're starting a bunch of small plants from seed, you can start them indoors in a cardboard egg carton, just cut the top off flip it upside down as a "saucer" to fit under the "cups" formed by the egg carton. Water with ice cubes to avoid over-watering.

When it's time to transplant them into a larger container, soak the bottom of the the cardboard egg carton in water for about 10 minutes to soften it; the bottom should disintegrate, allowing the roots to go deeper in whatever size pot you've transplanted it into.

You can repurpose any waxed cardboard container - ice cream, milk, yogurt, into a biodegradable pot, just remember to poke multiple holes/make multiple cuts in the cardboard before you put it in the ground, to let the roots get out into the new soil.
 
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