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Old 10-02-2017, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Dwarf Cavendish (?) that I neglected to put in a large enough container this summer. Currently about 2 feet tall in a 3 gallon pot. Have been watering and feeding all summer, just never had an appropriate container. Now I'm a couple weeks away from having to bring it inside and I'm hoping to keep it growing. Should I repot?
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Old 10-02-2017, 03:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Too late to repot?

IMO ... I think it is Ok for the winter in the 3 gal. pot. The plant will go near dormant with minimal growth inside unless you keep the room temp at upper 80s & low 90s. Repot next spring or put it in the ground.
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Default Re: Too late to repot?

No, not too late for 8a. Even if it was, it would be fine since you're bringing it inside.

If its root bound, or close to it, lightly hit the sides of the pot with the bottom section of your palm, turn the plant in the pot upside down while holding your hand over the pstem base/soil so the plant doesn't fall out onto the ground, carefully slide the pot off the root ball (root ball will be in the shape of the 3 gal pot), and put it in a larger pot with more potting soil mix. You wont mess up one root and will have zero transplant stress.

I prefer no larger than a 5 gallon pot if you're expecting to plant it in the ground next spring. When I plant from pots in the spring, there is zero stress or stall in growth because the root ball is in the perfect shape of the 5 gallon pot. Any larger than a 5 gallon would be messy and could cause root damage when you plant into the ground, if that's your plan
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Default Re: Too late to repot?

I do agree with Island Brah ... it's not too late to repot. Just do not disturb the root ball any more than necessary. .... As per my post above, I don't think repotting is necessary; ...So repotting is your call.
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Pushing it .....

My repot date for the winter is September/ August .

My plants will have 60 days to possibly start some root....does it always work ....No.


Repot a three foot plant.....in a 3gal... to a larger container....NO.

Your plant will always do better in the smaller container over the winter.

Wait till spring to move your plant to a larger container.

Sorry previous posters...... From expierience I do not agree with you.

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Pushing it .......No....NO.

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wish I would have posted something anything, anything. I remember once I should have said something anything, anything. oh the sorrow. and now I am revisited by the ghosts of my past, oh the remorse. the total tranquility I have been given use to is now irrevocably shattered........... one day I will recover one day oh please one day. and in my woe I reach out to touch something..... but there is nothing there to touch..... in my inaction I can not again go back. alas I have to think i am doomed to my fate. ...............

actually I was thinking the same thing, almost. repot it now. thank you big banananer for your mega experience.

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Sorry previous posters...... From expierience I do not agree with you.

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As I stated in my first post, a potted nana being over wintered 'inside' the house will likely go dormant or show very little growth in room temperatures of 65 deg to70's. Repotting is usually not necessary. ... To repot a small 2 ft root bound plant, it will not know that it has been repotted nor will it know that it is winter outside. ... The only advantage i see, is the plant may start expanding it roots sooner next spring when temps are much warmer. ... Just be careful not to distribute or damage the root ball.
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