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Joined: 7/26/2006
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Posted: Nov/25/2007 6:43 PM PST

Everything that I am reading about this guy suggest repotting in the spring. Do I really need to wait until then? It needs to be repotted now. Also, how much bigger should the new pot be, and what type of soil am I supposed to be using. (I am a houseplant killer, and am desperately trying to stop this ugly trend!) Thanx....
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Location: Milton,WI
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Posted: Nov/26/2007 11:06 AM PST

Hi! If it really needs repotting now. You can do it. It's better to do it now before it goes into the long dry winter in the house. Use a good houseplant potting mix. If you can find worm castings at your local garden shop, I would add a cup of that to the mix. It is a natural fertilizer and soil builder and since most potting soils don't have any nutrients in them it will get your roots off to a good start. It won't burn either. Use a pot the next size bigger only if you have a good root system. Shake off some of the old soil. If the roots look fleshy colored, that's a good thing. If they are mushy or black that's not so good. Hope this helps. Patty
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Posted: Nov/29/2007 6:49 AM PST

Thanx Patty! That helped a lot!
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Posted: Jan/14/2008 1:22 PM PST

I finally repotted it. I hope it is OK.
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Location: West Michigan
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Posted: Jan/16/2008 1:25 PM PST

Hey Mo..do you have any pictures? I think I might have the same kind of plant.
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Posted: Jan/16/2008 1:30 PM PST

I don't have a picture of mine, but this is the plant that I have. (Mine isn't that big!)

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Posted: Jan/16/2008 5:29 PM PST

The leaves are yellowing on mine. It seems to grow them in the summer and lose them all winter. I gave it a shot of epsom salts, fertilizer, and Superthrive yesterday. I'll let you know if that helps. I think they like to be root-bound and mine isn't.
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Posted: Jan/16/2008 6:03 PM PST

Mine isn't root-bound anymore but it looked really terrible. I think my problem are the cold, dry winters VT tends to have. It is going to love our hot, humid summers!! I have it in the window over the sink. I may put it in the bathroom if it doesn't start looking better.
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Posted: Jan/25/2008 11:10 AM PST

It is putting out new growth!!!!

Sweetle, how's your doing?
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Posted: Jan/25/2008 11:19 AM PST

I'd forgotten about it! It does have a few new leaves..those smaller winter leaves. I think I need to move it upstairs where it's brighter.
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