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socheallaigh
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:58 pm    Post subject: Mother in laws tongue Reply with quote

My question is about repotting this.
I have repotted 2 years ago but the present pot is ceramic, without drainage holes and I can't see the roots.

Pot size is 24cm and plant height about 40/45cm at its highest and seems quite healthy

Is there a rule of thumb for repotting?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mother in laws tongue can be left in the same pot for several years but the most important part in your question was that there was no drainage. Repot it now and put it into a large pot. Shake off some of the old soil attached to the roots and use a peat free compost or garden soil. Do not over water or allow the end of the pot to stand in water. Good garden soil is a good growing medium for this plant.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will do that. I do have 2/3 inches of pebbles at bottom of pot and water lightly and only occasionally but I guess drainage holes are neccessary.
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