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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:14 pm

I'm fairly certain I can repot my tropical trees any time; however, I'm concerned about repotting several that I had in my office that were brought home for the summer. Because of several problems, over growth, wind damage, re-training, I have several that could use it, but I'm concerned about the excessive heat mixed in with the stress of repotting effecting the plants more severely than they will be able to tolerate.

Similar problems existwith some of my deciduous and conifer trees, I know that many of themdon't take kindly to repotting "out of season. However, I have two whse pots have started to deteriorate to the point that they may not hold the plants securely. Do I risk the repotting or should I place the pot and all in a larger container full of bonsai soil and guard them until next spring?

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Jay

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Post  JimLewis on Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:14 pm

Jay Gaydosh wrote:I'm fairly certain I can repot my tropical trees any time; however, I'm concerned about repotting several that I had in my office that were brought home for the summer. Because of several problems, over growth, wind damage, re-training, I have several that could use it, but I'm concerned about the excessive heat mixed in with the stress of repotting effecting the plants more severely than they will be able to tolerate.

If they're figs, I wouldn't worry. I know absolutely nothing abut any other tropicals.

Similar problems exist with some of my deciduous and conifer trees, I know that many of them don't take kindly to repotting "out of season. However, I have two whose pots have started to deteriorate to the point that they may not hold the plants securely. Do I risk the repotting or should I place the pot and all in a larger container full of bonsai soil and guard them until next spring?

If you simply remove them from the current pot and plop them into another of the same (or slightly larger) size, I wouldn't worry too much. Just keep them in shade for a while.

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Post  MrFancyPlants on Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:18 pm

I'll vote for a repot on all of the above. If the tropicals are fresh out of the office then give them a few weeks to soak up some heat and then repot when there are new signs of growth. For the conifers and deciduous, slip pot them into a slightly larger pot while disturbing the roots as little as possible.

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Post  Russell Coker on Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:29 pm



Heck, it's already July 20. If those were my tropicals I'd cut them back, clean them up and repot them ASAP! I don't see any reason to wait on new growth, this is the weather they love. Get them strong NOW with plenty of time before they go back into the office (the "weather" they don't love).

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:48 pm

Thanks!

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Post  thatboy5454 on Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:15 am

I would definitely repot the tropical right now. It has always been said that the best time to repot a tropical is in hot weather and I'm sure Itsunami hot there. I'm from the Midwest and I'm sure the humidity will help as well because I know how muggy it gets this time of year. Plus there should be enough summer time left for the plant to recover. After reporting I would definitely give it shade for about a week or two. I just reported a ficus about a month ago that is showing good signs of health now. It wasn't in the best of shape when I got it. The person before.me just reported it but I wasn't satisfied with the retention of the soil and reported it about a week after I got it. Its Growing very vigorous these days.

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